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May 18, 2022

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRASH RESULTS IN INJURIES

The Highway Patrol said three people were injured in Montgomery County at 10:10 pm Tuesday night after making an illegal U-Turn. According to the report, 66 year old Mitchell D. McAlister of Morrison, MO attempted to make a u-turn at an emergency crossover on Interstate 70 Westbound at the 175.6 mile marker and turned into the path of a westbound tractor trailer unit driven by a Kansas City, MO man. McAlister received moderate injuries. Two passengers in his auto, 24 year old Caltlyn McAlister and 21 year old Niccolas Simmons, both of Morrison, MO had minor injuries. All three were transported by Montgomery County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. The tractor trailer driver was not injured.

 

DNR AWARDS $50,000 GRANT TO HERMANN

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Clean Water Engineering Report Grant to the city of Hermann to evaluate its wastewater system. The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements. The city will use the grant to identify wastewater system improvements needed to continue reliable service to the area, meet permit requirements and reduce infiltration of stormwater into sewer collection pipes. The facility plan should be complete in October 2023.

 

AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE BOMB THREAT AT CHILD CARE CENTER

At approximately 12:20 p.m. Tuesday Columbia Police were made aware of a bomb threat at the Kinder Care Child Center in the 2400 block of West Ash Street. Children and staff were evacuated to a nearby building and parents were made aware of the situation. The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad was called in to investigate the threat, along with bomb-sniffing dogs from the University of Missouri Police Department and the Capitol Police in Jefferson City. After thoroughly investigating the premises, Columbia Police declared the building safe. The investigation into the threat is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652. To report a tip without including your name or contact information, call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477). A tip that leads to an arrest or helps solve a felony crime could result in a cash reward.

 

 




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May 17, 2022

 

SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN AUDRAIN COUNTY MONDAY MORNING RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

Troopers say two people were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor following a single vehicle crash on Route DD, just south of Route D in Audrain County at 6:15 am Monday morning.  46 year old Terra L. Hannon of Mexico was northbound when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. The driver then overcorrected and the auto went off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Hannon and a passenger, an 8 year old female juvenile both had minor injuries.

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK MONDAY

The Highway Patrol reports a two vehicle wreck on US 65, 4 miles north of Chillicothe shortly after 6 o’clock Monday night. According to the crash report 19 year old Addison R. Wilson of Dawn was northbound and turned onto LIV 214 and then attempted to make a U-Turn. While attempting that U-Turn, Wilson’s auto turned into the path of another northbound vehicle driven by 48 year old Brent A. Murphy of Chillicothe striking that vehicle in the passenger side. The Murphy vehicle then skidded across the center line and off the east side of the roadway where it struck a sign post and overturned. Murphy had minor injuries. A passenger in the Murphy vehicle, 34 year old Anthony J. Kohl of Chillicothe has moderate injuries and Wilson, the driver of the vehicle that made the U-Turn had minor injuries. All three were transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment. A passenger in the Wilson vehicle, 19 year old Donald E. McCracken refused treatment at the scene

 

 

 




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May 16, 2022

 

TRACK HOE FIRE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY LAST THURDAY

The Montgomery Fire Protection District posted on their social media page recently that firefighters were called to a report of a track hoe on fire on Harris Road this past Thursday. Firefighters arrived to find it heavily involved and quickly worked to extinguish the blasé. The Wellsville Fire Protection District assisted. Earlier in the week, Montgomery provided assistance to Wellsville at a garage fire on West Hudson Street on Wednesday. Also Wednesday evening New Florence firefighters were paged out to an 18 wheeler trailer on fire. Upon arrival there were heavy flames coming from the front of the trailer. The driver of the 18 wheeler was able to disconnect the truck from the trailer. The fire was quickly knocked down and put out. No injuries were reported. The Jonesburg-High Hill Fire Protection District and Montgomery Fire Protection District assisted with man power and extra water.

 

RALLS COUNTY WRECK SUNDAY

State Troopers say a Hannibal woman was taken to the hospital after her vehicle traveled off Highway F, 8 miles southeast of Center at noon Sunday. According to the accident report 28 year old Stormey J. Jones overcorrected and her vehicle overturned. Jones received moderate injuries and was transported by Van Far Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and the Van Far Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

U.S. MARSHALS CAPTURE LIVINGSTON COUNTY MURDER SUSPECT 

A former Livingston County respiratory therapist wanted for murder is now in custody. Jennifer Hall was wanted by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office after being formally charged with Murder 1st degree in Livingston County on May 4, 2022.  The charges stem from the 2002 death of a patient at a hospital in Chillicothe where Hall was employed at the time. The U.S. Marshals Service became involved in locating Hall once she was formerly charged and provided assistance to the case investigators as her current whereabouts were unknown.  On the afternoon of May 12, 2022, deputies and task force officers had tracked her to a motel in Overland Park near I-435 and Metcalf.  The Overland Park Police Department secured a search warrant for the motel room and she was taken into custody there a short time later without incident.  She was transported to the Johnson County Kansas Adult Detention Center to await extradition proceedings back to Missouri.

 

 

 

 




Weekend Report- May 14- 15, 2022

 

GOVERNOR PARSON SIGNS SECOND FY 2022 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET BILL

On Friday Governor Mike Parson signed a second supplemental budget bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, HB 3015, that was passed by the General Assembly last week. The bill allocates supplemental funding for grant programs and operations across state government, including K-12 school programs, domestic and sexual violence victim services, water and wastewater services, child abuse prevention programs, and health care projects, among others.

HB 3015 totals over $851 million, including over $110 million in general revenue, nearly $383 million in federal funds, and more than $357 million in other funds. 

 

MAY 21- 27 IS NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK!

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to stress the importance of safe boating and make the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 21-27, 2022. National Safe Boating Week is purposefully scheduled just prior to Memorial Day weekend, which many people consider the kickoff to the boating season. 
Boaters are encouraged to make time for a thorough inspection of their boat prior to taking it out on the water this boating season. Weather, time, and other elements may affect the readiness of your boat. The Patrol’s marine operations troopers are available to inspect the required equipment on your boat, at your request, to make sure you’re in compliance with state law. To help facilitate these inspections, marine operations troopers will be at the following locations on Saturday, May 21, 2022 (unless otherwise noted):

 

TROOP C 

Meramec River ¯
 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
George Winter Park 
401 Allen Road
Fenton, MO

Yacht Club of St. Louis ¯ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
105 Lake Village Drive 
St. Charles, MO

 

TROOP F 

Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2 ¯ May 21st 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Old U.S. Highway 54
Osage Beach, MO 

Mari-Osa Access — May 22nd 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
10599 Marina Road
Jefferson City, MO

 

MDC REPORTS SPRING TURKEY SEASON ENDED WITH 36,251 BIRDS HARVESTED

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 33,355 birds during Missouri’s 2022 regular spring turkey season, April 18 through May 8. Top regular season harvest counties were Franklin with 798 birds harvested, Callaway with 614, and Gasconade with 606.

Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,896 birds over the youth weekend, April 9 and 10, bringing the overall 2022 spring turkey harvest to 36,251.  

Last year, young turkey hunters harvested 2,795 birds during the spring youth season and hunters harvested 31,800 birds during the regular spring season for a 2021 spring season total harvest of 34,595 turkeys.

The 2022 spring turkey harvest was up about 5% from the 2021 spring turkey harvest but is still about 7% lower than the average spring turkey harvest during the last 5 years (2017-2021).

There were two self-inflicted firearm-related hunting incidents, one fatal and one non-fatal, reported to MDC during the 2022 spring turkey hunting seasons. There were no shooter-victim hunting incidents reported.

Get more information on this year’s spring turkey harvest numbers by county at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/.

 




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May 12, 2022

 

FULTON DRIVER INVOLVED IN WRECK IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

Troopers say 23 year old Maria E. Morris of Fulton was southbound on Callaway County Road 351, just north of County Road 352 at 11:50 last (WED) night when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway and overturned. The driver had minor injuries and was transported by Callaway EMS to Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

HANNIBAL MAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES AFTER CRASH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

The Highway patrol said a Hannibal man was seriously injured and flown to an area hospital for treatment after crashing his 18 wheeler on Route Z in Marion County, 6 miles north of Monroe City. That wreck happened at 3:45 pm Wednesday. 34 year old Darren L. Gibbons of Hannibal was northbound when his big rig traveled off the right side of the road. The driver over corrected and the tractor trailer then went off the left side of the highway and overturned. A passenger, 21 year old Alexander Huffman of Quincy, IL sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Gibbons had serious injuries and was flown by Survival Flight to University Hospital in Columbia. The Monroe City Fire Department and Monroe City Ambulance along with the Marion County Sheriffs department provided on scene assistance.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE MAKE ARREST IN CONNECTION TO ASSAULT

Columbia Police have arrested Justin Wayne Owen, 36, of Columbia, for first degree burglary and fourth degree domestic assault after Columbia Police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in the 500 block of Clinkscales Road just after midnight Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers found two individuals at the residence and were told that a third individual who had sustained a gunshot wound had left. After further investigation, officers located the injured individual nearby and identified him as Owen. Owen was transported by EMS to a local hospital in stable condition and was subsequently released after treatment. This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

 

POLICE SAY DEVICE FOUND DOWNTOWN WAS NOT EXPLOSIVE

There was a scare around noon on Wednesday in downtown Columbia when Columbia Police responded to a report of an undetonated explosive device found buried in a flowerbed in the 700 block of East Broadway in front of Central Bank. A Department bomb technician, who also serves on the Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad, arrived on scene and secured the device without incident. It is unknown how long the device was buried there. A short time later Columbia police said the device found downtown was not explosive after all.

 

 




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May 11, 2022

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY MOTORCYCLE WRECK RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES

A Centralia man lost control of his motorcycle on eastbound highway 54 in Audrain County, a half a mile north of Audrain County Road 844 at 5:10 Tuesday night. Troopers say 40 year old Gabriel C. Pettit was ejected from his motorcycle when it traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. He was transported by Audrain County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Department and Audrain County EMS assisted on the scene.

 

TWO COLUMBIA RESIDENTS INJURED IN CRASH NORTH OF CLIFTON HILL

The highway patrol said two residents of Columbia were seriously injured after being ejected from the vehicle they were in. It happened Tuesday night at 8:15pm in Randolph County on Highway 3, 1 mile north of Clifton Hill. 18 year old Elisas T. Edwards was southbound when his auto ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Both the driver and a passenger, a 17 year old male juvenile were ejected. Both had serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Westran Fire Department and Randolph County Ambulance personnel assisted at the scene.

 

MAN KILLED WHEN LAWN MOWER OVERTURNED

KMIZ TV is reporting that Boone County firefighters confirm a man has died after the lawnmower he was riding overturned, trapping him. It happened Tuesday afternoon in Sturgeon at Ruby Street and Stone Street. Officials say it is not clear what led to the rollover. The victims name has not been released.

 

 

 




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May 10, 2022

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN 800 BLOCK OF GRAND AVENUE SUNDAY

Sunday morning, May 8, 2022 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 800 block of Grand Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with injuries caused by gunfire. The victim was identified as Demetrius Ware, 37, of Columbia. Ware was pronounced deceased after being transported to a local hospital by EMS. Next of kin has been notified. A warrant has been issued for Isaac Bryant, 35, of Columbia, for murder second and armed criminal action for his involvement in this homicide. This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. To report a tip without including your name or contact information, call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477). A tip that leads to an arrest or helps solve a felony crime could result in a cash reward.

 

MOBERLY POLICE ARREST SPRINGFIELD MAN WANTED BY US MARSHALS SERVICE

This past Saturday, May 7, 2022 at approximately 12:30 pm Moberly Police officers responded to a local business for a theft in progress.

On arrival, officers contacted the male subject who was involved with the theft. During the course of the investigation, the male subject fled on foot. A foot pursuit ensued, and the male subject was able to elude officers. An area search was conducted and officers located the male hiding in a shed. The male was taken into custody without further incident. The male was identified as 23-year-old Tyler Loyd from Springfield, MO. It was confirmed Loyd was wanted by the US Marshals Service for a Federal Weapons violation. Loyd was transported to the Randolph County Jail for the federal warrant and pending local charges by the Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

 

MAN FLEES ON FOOT AFTER BEING HANDCUFFED BY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

On Monday, May 9, 2022 a Chariton County Deputy attempted to stop a motor vehicle in Mendon, MO. The vehicle failed to stop, and began fleeing. The vehicle eventually stopped on Steamboat Avenue near Highway Y, North of Brunswick, MO. The deputy ordered the driver out of the vehicle, and placed him in handcuffs. The deputy noticed a second occupant inside of the vehicle as well. While ordering the second occupant out of the vehicle the male subject fled on foot. Other deputies were near the scene at this time and sat a perimeter up, and K-9 was called for a track on the male subject. K-9 arrived on scene but was unable to locate the subject. The Sheriff’s office continued to search for the suspect for several hours. The male subject has been identified as David Grossman. He has two minor warrants out for his arrest, and was not armed at the time he fled. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray t-shirt. He has about shoulder length dark hair. If you see him please don’t approach, and dial 911. If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, please call the Sheriff’s Department, or message the Chariton County Sheriff’s Facebook page where you will also find pictures of the subject.

 

 




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May 9, 2022

 

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS CLOSE STATEWIDE FOR MAY 2022 HOLIDAYS

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, May 9, 2022, in observance of Truman Day. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

 

CENTRAL MISSOURI HONOR FLIGHT RETURNS TO AIR

Central Missouri Honor Flight (CMHF) #62 leaves Columbia Monday at 2am with 95 veterans on board—for a trip of a lifetime and a journey of closure. This is the first CMHF to Washington D.C. in two years. The three Central Missouri Honor Flight buses will be escorted along I-70 from Kingdom City to Columbia by area law enforcement and a large contingency of motorcyclists as part of the Central Missouri Honor Flight Riders. The public are encouraged to show up at the Columbia Courtyard by Marriott Monday night at approximately 9:30pm to witness the arrival of the returning veterans.  The veterans will enter the hotel by way of the inspirational “Walk of Honor” after their names are announced. Organizers are hoping for a large crowd cheering on the veterans and waving flags and banners Monday night.  Any and all help is appreciated. 

 

NAME OF MAN FOUND DEAD NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS RELEASED

KTVO said on Thursday morning, the La Plata Police Department released the identity of the deceased man that was found Wednesday morning near the railroad tracks. He has been identified as Anthony William Richardson, 33, of La Plata. Next of kin has been notified and at this time, no foul play is being suspected. The body was discovered by BNSF workers approximately 500 yards east of the Amtrak station at 535 North Owensby Street. It was near a large pile of railroad ties not far from the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Lookout Point Park, which is between the Amtrak station and the new Lester Dent Memorial Bridge. An autopsy has been requested to determine Richardson's cause of death. 

 

 




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May 5, 2022

 

CLOSED: MISSOURI ROUTE 94 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Missouri Route 94 in Montgomery County is closed between Missouri Route 19 and Rhineland due to water over the road.  Please use alternate routes.  Do not drive through flooded roads.

 

NEW BLOOMFIELD MAN FACING CHARGES AFTER CHASE

A Callaway County prosecutor has charged Russell Miller of New Bloomfield with resisting arrest, failure to register a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle after leading law enforcement personnel on a chase through Callaway and Boone Counties. A Callaway County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle that was displaying plates belonging to a different vehicle. Instead of stopping, the driver sped off and at times was driving in excess of 90 mph. Miller eventually stopped the vehicle and fled on foot before being taken into custody. Deputies located a meth pipe on Miller along with a spoon with meth residue in the vehicle.

 

COLUMBIA MAN CHARGED AFTER ROBBING CENTRALIA CONVENIENCE STORE ON APRIL 28TH AND USING STOLEN DUMP TRUCK AS GETAWAY VEHICLE

KMIZ TV reports a Columbia man is facing charges after he allegedly robbed a Centralia convenience store last Thursday and stole a dump truck to getaway. Jonathan Morrow has been charged by the Boone County Prosecutors Office with first-degree robbery and first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. The probable cause statement indicates that Morrow allegedly entered DC's convenience store on April 28 and took $884 in cash and four packs of cigarettes. Detectives then say Morrow went to Economy Asphalt and allegedly stole a dump truck and drove off. A warrant has been issued for the Morrow’s arrest.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT

04/22/2022 – 04/28/2022

 

·  On April 22, 2022, Deputies received information about a subject at the New Florence Post Office who had an active warrant for his arrest. Upon arrival, Deputies learned the subject had left the area on foot, through the employee area, leaving his car behind. Deputies stayed in the area and a short time later Deputies made contact with the subject when he returned to retrieve his vehicle. The subject was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

·  On April 23, 2022, Deputies were patrolling the area of Highway WW and observed a vehicle with an equipment violation. Deputies stopped the vehicle and through the course of the traffic stop discovered the driver had 2 outstanding warrants, one out of St. Charles County and the other out of Callaway County, for his arrest. The driver was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

·  On April 24, 2022, Deputies were patrolling Highway 19 near Montgomery City. Deputies observed a suspicious vehicle at the Montgomery County Sale Barn. As Deputies pulled into the lot and observed two subjects removing items from the business. Deputies made contact with the two subjects and after further investigation, it was discovered that the two subjects did not have permission to be at the sale barn and were actually stealing items that had been preciously staged for an upcoming sale. It was also discovered that both subjects were in possession of drug paraphernalia and Methamphetamine. Both subjects were arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Stealing.

·  April 24, 2022, Deputies responded to a 911 hang up call in Jonesburg. Once on scene deputies discovered several subjects outside the residence that had been in an altercation. After further investigation, one subject was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault.

·         Calls for the Week:

·         Assist Other Agency – Bellflower

·         C & I – I 70

·         Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Medical – Bellflower

·         Medical – New Florence

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         C & I – I 70

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Stealing – Jonesburg

·         Animal Complaint – Bellflower

·         Motorist Assist – Bellflower

·         Disturbance – New Florence

·         Vandalism – Jonesburg

·         Child Custody Dispute – Montgomery City

·         C & I – High Hill

·         C & I – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – New Florence

·         911 Open Line – Jonesburg

·         Harassment – Jonesburg

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Jonesburg

·         Public Service Request – High Hill

·         C & I – I 70

·         C & I – I 70

·         Civil Stand by – Jonesburg

·         Attempt to Contact – New Florence

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·         Child Custody Dispute – High Hill

·         911 Open Line – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Montgomery City

·         911 Open Line – Jonesburg

·         Disturbance – New Florence

·         Disturbance – New Florence

·         Citizen Assist – Jonesburg

·         Assist Other Agency – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Person – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – High Hill

·         Threats – Wellsville

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Assist Other Agency – Wellsville

·         Vandalism – High Hill

·         Special Assignment – Wellsville

·         Alarm – High Hill

·         Assist Other Agency – I 70

·         Domestic – Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – McKittrick

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Civil Matter – New Florence

·         911 Accidental – Bellflower

·         Attempt to Contact – McKittrick

·         Investigation – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Violation Exparte/Full Order – Wellsville

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Harassment – McKittrick

·         Assist Other Agency – Wellsville

·         Citizen Assist – Rhineland

·         Rape/Sexual Assault – Montgomery City

·         Property Damage – Jonesburg

·         Assist Other Agency – McKittrick

·         Assist Other Agency – High Hill

·         Suicidal Subject – Middletown

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Assist Other Agency – I 70

·         Stealing – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Montgomery City

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – Bellflower

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Civil Stand by – McKittrick

·         Harassment – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – Middletown

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Animal Complaint – New Florence

·         Domestic – Rhineland

·         Medical - High Hill

·         Mental Health - Jonesburg

·         Warrant Arrest - New Florence

·         Child Custody Exchange - Montgomery City

·         Warrant Arrest - New Florence

·         Domestic Assault - Jonesburg

·         Stealing - Montgomery City

·         Property Damage - Jonesburg

·         Vandalism - High Hill

·         Sexual Exploitation of a Minor - Montgomery City

·         Sexual Assault - High Hill

·         Civil Issue - Jonesburg

·         Suicidal Subject - Middletown

·         Assist Other Agency - McKittrick

·         Domestic Assault - Rhineland

·         Overdose - High Hill

 




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May 4, 2022

 

HANNIBAL DRIVER INJURED IN TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN PIKE COUNTY

The highway patrol said two drivers were northbound on US 61, south of Route WW in Pike County at 11:15 AM Monday and 56 year old Chester Rickey of Hannibal was following the other vehicle too closely and his auto struck the rear of the other northbound auto driven by 49 year old Mark Revell of Des Moines, IA. Rickey was transported by Pike County Ambulance to SSM Health St Joseph’s Hospital West for treatment of moderate injuries. The other driver was not injured. 

 

HIGH SPEED PURSUIT ENDS IN ARREST SOUTH OF EXCELLO TUESDAY

A suspect is in custody after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle. The Highway Patrol said shortly before noon Tuesday the vehicle was going down Interstate 70 when a license plate reader alerted authorities that the vehicle had been stolen from Moberly on March 23rd. Authorities continued to watch for the vehicle and troopers positioned themselves along Highway 63 in the Moberly area. Sgt. Justin Dunn, Public Information Officer for Troop B with the patrol said the actual pursuit started Tuesday afternoon in Moberly and headed north on Highway 63. At one point a trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but called off the chase shortly afterwards due to safety concerns as the car thief was allegedly driving over 100 miles per hour. Moments later, deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department started pursuit and as the vehicle continued on into Macon County just north of Jacksonville, Macon County Deputies joined in the pursuit. Sgt. Dunn said just south of Excello, the driver slowed and pulled onto the shoulder of the highway where he was placed under arrest. At the time of the report, the suspects name has not been released.

 

  

 

 




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May 3, 2022

EARTHQUAKE INSURANCE COVERAGE IN THE HIGHEST RISK AREAS OF MISSOURI DROPS TO A HISTORIC LOW OF 11.4 PERCENT

The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) has issued a new Earthquake Insurance Market Report that shows earthquake coverage in the highest risk areas of the New Madrid fault region of the state has hit historic lows. In the six-county New Madrid region of the state, the percentage of residences with earthquake coverage has declined by an astonishing 49 percentage points between 2000 and 2021, from 60.2 to 11.4 percent.

The cost of earthquake insurance has risen by 816 percent since 2000 in the region. And while the price and lack of availability of insurance are likely major factors for the drop in coverage, another potential reason is that some consumers believe they already have coverage.

Recent consumer research conducted by the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance, the Center for Insurance Policy and Research at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and the University of Missouri’s Disaster and Community Crisis Center has shown that many homeowners in the highest risk areas of the New Madrid Seismic Zone don’t realize their current standard homeowners insurance policies don’t cover damage caused by earthquakes. The DCI runs an earthquake insurance education and awareness campaign each year to provide information and knowledge to those in the region who need to make decisions about coverage and plan to prepare and recover should a significant earthquake event occur. 

The DCI is hosting the first Central U.S. Earthquake Insurance Summit in St. Louis, MO, on May 23-25. For the first time, this Summit will bring together the insurance industry, regulators, government officials, and emergency management professionals to forge new ideas to begin “closing the gap.” Leading innovators and visionaries will start conversations to solve this critical issue for consumers living near the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

 

ARSON SUSPECTED IN WEEKEND HOUSE FIRE IN KIRKSVILLE

Investigators told KTVO a weekend house fire in Kirksville is believed to be a case of arson. The blaze was reported just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday at 606 East Washington Street. When Kirksville Fire crews arrived, the house was filled with smoke, and flames were shooting out two windows of a second-story bedroom. The family of four who lived there was not home when the fire started. Local Fire Investigator Ray Jagger said the fire is suspicious and appears to have been intentionally set. An agent from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office was on the scene Sunday morning to help investigate. Fire damage was mostly contained to the upstairs bedroom, but the entire house sustained smoke and water damage. Personnel from Adair County Fire helped battle the blaze. Fire crews were on the scene for three hours and no injuries were reported.

 

 

 




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05/02/2022

 

TWO KILLED IN TRAGIC CRASH IN FRANKLIN COUNTY SUNDAY

The highway patrol said 2 teenagers died as a result of a Franklin County crash Sunday morning at 8:18 AM. Troopers say 18 year pld Keegan Wiedemann of New Haven, MO was westbound on Highway 100 at Newport Road and was traveling too fast fpr the curvy road conditions. The pickup he was driving traveled off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected to his left. The vehicle began to skid and slide. The vehicle crossed the center of the road where the driver overcorrected to his right and the auto began to skid and slide. The pickup than began to overturn and traveled off the left side of the roadway ejecting both the driver and a passenger identified as a 15 year old male juvenile of Hermann. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger was flown by helicopter to Mercy St. Louis Hospital where he died Sunday night

AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The patrol investigated a crash in Audrain County on MO 19, northbound at Route J Friday afternoon at 1:40 pm. The crash happened as 74 year old Judy Wyble of Bowling Green was westbound on US 54 when 43 year old Jeremy Blosser of Halfway, MO was northbound on MO 19/ The Wyble auto traveled into the path of the Blosser vehicle and Blosser’s vehicle struck the Whyble auto. Blosser was not injured, however a passenger in his vehicle, 75 year old Wanda Hostetler of Halfway, MO  had serious injuries. Wyble also had serious injuries and both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

MAN HURT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Bowling Green man was hurt in an accident that occurred just before 12pm Friday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 76 year old Angelo Murabito of Middletown was on MO 161 when he failed to negotiate a curve and his vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck the front of an auto driven by 25 year old Richard Steward which caused his vehicle to travel off the right side of the road, while the other one became engulfed in flames.  Steward was taken to Hermann Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

TWO KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH IN PIKE COUNTY THURSDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol reports a head-on crash in Pike County late Thursday night killed both drivers involved. It happened at 11:55 p.m. on Highway 54, one-half mile east of Pike County Road 279 when a car driven by Caleb Perez, 22, of Louisiana, Missouri, crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming pickup truck. The truck was driven by Jason Hagaman, 44, also of Louisiana, Missouri. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical crews a short time after the crash happened.

TEEN INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT WRECK

An O’Fallon teen was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Friday night in Gasconade County.  The report states that the teen was on MO 100 when his car ran off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and came to rest.  He sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Hermann Hospital for treatment.  

WOMAN HURT IN SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH

An Elsberry woman was hurt in a Saturday night crash in Lincoln County.  47 year old Laura Skirvin was on Route JJ when her vehicle traveled off the north side of the road and struck a utility pole.  She was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED IN 5000 BLOCK OF ALPINE RIDGE DRIVE

Saturday night,  April 30th, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Columbia Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Alpine Ridge Drive and Panorama Lane. Upon arriving on scene, officers located evidence confirming shots had been fired in the 5000 block of Alpine Ridge Drive. During the investigation, officers found one vehicle had been struck by gunfire. No injuries were reported.  Police say there is no suspect information available at this time and that this is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. To report a tip without including your name or contact information, call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477).

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE VEHICLE THEFT & COLLISSION WITH INJIURY SATURDAY

Columbia Police are investigating a vehicle theft and single-vehicle collision with injury that occurred Saturday, April 30 near the intersection of North Stadium Boulevard and Primrose Drive. At approximately 11 a.m. officers observed a passenger vehicle on Texas Avenue. They determined it was the same vehicle reported stolen at 6:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of Ria Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled. Officers engaged in a brief pursuit that ended when the vehicle left the roadway at the intersection of North Stadium Boulevard and Primrose Drive. The Columbia Fire Department and emergency medical services responded to the scene to provide medical aid to the occupants of the stolen vehicle. The first occupant of the vehicle was identified as Thomas Nida, 18, of Columbia. Nida was transported by ambulance to a local hospital to be evaluated. The second occupant, a juvenile, was taken by officers to a local hospital for medical evaluation. The juvenile has since been released to parents. Nida was arrested for tampering in the second degree. The investigation continues

COLUMBIA POLICE MAKE ARREST IN CONNECTION TO SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT FRIDAY IN THE 3000 BLOCK OS STADIUM BOULEVARD\

Columbia Police have arrested Darrion Hill, 22, of Columbia, for harassment in the first degree, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The arrest is in connection with an incident that occurred on Thursday, April 28 at approximately 5:45 p.m., when officers were dispatched for multiple reports of shots fired around the Domain Apartments in the 3900 block of Stadium Boulevard. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found evidence confirming shots had been fired and learned that the suspect later identified as Hill had fled. Officers determined the shooting had resulted in no known injuries. Officers canvassed the area and conducted interviews leading to the identification of Hill as the suspect. Hill was located in the 4800 block of Geyser Boulevard at approximately 9:15 p.m. where officers arrested him without incident. Police say this is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time.





Weekend Report- April 30- May 1, 2022       

 

MAN HURT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Bowling Green man was hurt in an accident that occurred just before 12pm Friday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 76 year old Angelo Murabito of Middletown was on MO 161 when he failed to negotiate a curve and his vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck the front of an auto driven by 25 year old Richard Steward which caused his vehicle to travel off the right side of the road, while the other one became engulfed in flames.  Steward was taken to Hermann Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

TEEN INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT WRECK

An O’Fallon teen was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Friday night in Gasconade County.  The report states that the teen was on MO 100 when his car ran off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and came to rest.  He sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Hermann Hospital for treatment. 

 

WOMAN HURT IN SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH

An Elsberry woman was hurt in a Saturday night crash in Lincoln County.  47 year old Laura Skirvin was on Route JJ when her vehicle traveled off the north side of the road and struck a utility pole.  She was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

 




April 28, 2022

 

TWO ARRESTED IN MEXICO FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE AT BUSINESS

On Tuesday at approximately 2:41PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 100 block of South Jefferson in reference to a disturbance inside a business.  Responding officers learned that several people associated with the business had been in a dispute.  During the dispute, Marjorie V McDonald, age 36 of Columbia attempted to take property from the business and hit someone that was attempting to stop her.  Biagio D Davenport, age 29 of Hallsville, pulled a gun to help McDonald try and take the property.  McDonald and Davenport were arrested on scene.  They were processed at MPSD and taken to the Audrain County Jail for Attempted 1st Degree Robbery.  There were no injuries from the incident.

 

MONROE COUNTY CLERK ACCUSED OF VIOLATING STATE ELECTION LAWS

Recently we told you that the Monroe County Clerk was under investigation, but it wasn’t clear what that investigation was actually about. Now we know that investigation focused on alleged violation of State Election Laws. On Wednesday, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the findings of an investigation relating to claims of misconduct and said in a statement that after his office reportedly verified complaints concerning Monroe County Clerk La Jeana Peterson, he sent a statement of probable cause to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office. Peterson allegedly violated election laws by allowing a candidate to file after the March 29, 5 p.m. deadline. Ashcroft went on to say We want to support the diligence and hard work of our clerks in every way we can, but we also have a responsibility to the citizens of Missouri who rely on the clerks and expect them to do their work fairly and according to statute. In this case, we may have a clerk who, for whatever reason, did not follow the law.”

 

DEA DRUG TAKE BACK IS THIS SATURDAY

Leftover medication can be dangerous and poses threats to our communities. You can dispose of your unused or unwanted medication during the annual The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at sites across Missouri. This bi-annual event hosted by the DEA offers free, anonymous disposal at over 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. DEA and law enforcement partners will be collecting unwanted tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. According to the DEA, liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illicit drugs will not be accepted. They will accept vaping devices and cartridges provided the lithium batteries are removed. You can find an April 30th DEA collection site near you by visiting www.DEATakeBack.com. 

 




April 27, 2022

 

BOONE COUNTY CRASH RESULTS IN INJURIES

The Highway Patrol said two vehicles collided in Boone County at 5:25 pm at the Route WW/Rolling Hills Road roundabout. 20 year old James Westbrooke of Clark was westbound on Route WW and 52 year old Mark Hankins of Columbia was northbound in the roundabout. The Westbrooke auto failed to yield and entered the roundabout and struck the Hankins auto causing it to strike a sign. Hankins was not injured. Westbrooke sustained serious injuries while a passenger, 18 year old Jason Clark of Clark had minor injuries. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MISSOURI CENTURY FARM DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1ST

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1922, it’s not too late to have it recognized as a 2022 Missouri Century Farm. The deadline to apply to the program has been extended to June 1. To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. Since the program began in 1976, more than 8,000 Missouri farms have received the Century Farm designation. University of Missouri Extension, the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Missouri Farm Bureau sponsor the program. A $140 fee covers the cost of a certificate, a metal farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. County MU Extension centers present these items. Details and online application are at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm. Apply by June 1, 2022. Contact your county extension center with questions.

 

7TH ANNUAL HOME RUN AGAINST HUNGER CAMPAIGN

With 896,570 Missourians labeled as “food insecure” according to the Map the Meal Gap 2016 study, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance recognizes the need to obtain and distribute food to hungry families across the state. For the seventh consecutive year, insurance agents and producers, customer service representatives, regional coordinators and many volunteers are accepting donations from now to May 20 at their local offices to be distributed locally. The 2022 Home Run Against Hunger campaign is one of several events Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance organizes annually to help those in need. 

While most non-perishable donations are appreciated, there are some types of food items that allow local pantries to best meet the needs of the communities they serve. These items include: canned tuna or chicken, boxed or bagged pasta, canned soup or chili, boxed crackers, peanut butter and instant mashed potatoes. Monetary donations are more important than ever. Monetary donations give local pantries resources to fill the greatest needs and meet nutritional challenges within the community. All checks collected stay in the region. According to the Map the Meal Gap 2016 study, 241,830 Missouri children are experiencing food insecurity. During the campaign’s final days, each Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance office will take the donations to a local pantry to be weighed. A statewide grand total of donations in pounds will be announced along with the total monetary donations. Last year’s efforts garnered nearly three tons of food and over $23,000. 

 

 




April 26, 2022

 

STATE OF MISSOURI TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK WITH CAPITOL CEREMONY ON THURSDAY

Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed April 24 to April 30 as Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Missouri, which coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Missouri’s annual observation, hosted by the Missouri Department of Public Safety Office for Victims of Crime, includes displays, information and representatives of victim service organizations, and will be held at noon on April 28, 2022 on the south steps of the Capitol.

Missouri crime victims and victim advocates have won new rights within the criminal justice system because of their strength and determination to make the criminal justice system more supportive of victims of crime,” Governor Parson said. “In Missouri, we’re working to further advance our support for crime victims and communities by directing millions of dollars in additional funding to support victim service agencies, law enforcement and prosecutors, and programs that deter crime in economically distressed areas. We will continue to stand up for victims and seek new solutions to combat and prevent crime.” 

 

In addition to administering the Missouri Crime Victims’ Compensation Program and grant programs that provide millions of dollars to support crime victim advocates, domestic violence shelters and to investigate cyber criminals who target children, the Department of Public Safety has taken on three additional grant programs in the last year:

 

·        A total of $1.8 million in grants was awarded in September 2021 through the Crimes Against Children/Sex Crimes Grant for hiring additional staff and other expenditures to investigate, prosecute and detect crimes against children.

·        A total of $500,000 in grants was awarded in November 2021 to nonprofit agencies to help deter crime in economically distressed areas of Missouri

·        A total of $2.6 million in grants was awarded in April 2022 through a Victims of Crime Grant to support domestic violence service agencies, child advocacy centers, law enforcement and other service providers.

 

 

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INSURANCE RELEASES 2021 CONSUMER COMPLAINT INDEX

Missourians can use the 2021 Consumer Complaint Index as a tool when choosing an insurer. The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance released the index, which presents data on complaints against insurance companies received by the department between 2017 and 2021. 

The number of complaints has steadily declined overall. For most lines of insurance, the most common reason for complaints was claim denials or other issues arising from the claim settlement process.   Consumers can use the report to determine how their insurer stacks up against others for a given line of business.

The 2021 Consumer Complaint Index presents data for seven lines of business, including private passenger automobile, life and annuity, accident and health, long-term care, Medicare supplement, HMOs, and homeowners, including farm, mobile home, personal fire, and allied lines. 

One of the reasons the department makes this information publicly available is to allow consumers to use the index as a metric when choosing between different insurance companies. The complaint index compares the ratio of complaints to premium sales for each company to the industry average for each line of business.

Companies with a complaint index of 100 percent or more show that the department received more complaints than the industry average for that company.  Companies with a complaint index of less than 100 percent had fewer complaints filed against them than the industry average. Companies with a complaint index of 100 percent were on par with the industry average.  

If consumers have insurance-related questions, they can call the department's Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390 or visit insurance.mo.gov

 

COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TRAINING

The Columbia Police Department is encouraging residents to participate in a free training session on Monday May 9th via Zoom. The one hour training outlines both active and passive crime prevention methods while learning what observation techniques you can use to identify and reduce crime in your neighborhood. You can register on line at www.columbianeighborhoodwatch.org

 

 

 




April 25, 2022

 

VANDALIA MAN KILLED IN MARION COUNTY AFTER BEING STRUCK BY VEHICLE

Authorities say a man from Vandalia was killed on US 61, just south of Palmyra at 9:20 pm Friday night. The highway patrol crash report indicated a 16 year old male juvenile from Hannibal was southbound on US 61 when a pedestrian identified as 30 year old Austin C. Taylor of Vandalia ran eastbound into the roadway and was struck by the southbound auto. The Marion County Coroner Rick Jones pronounced Taylor dead at the scene shortly after the crash. The patrol’s Major Crash Investigation Unit was activated to aid in the investigation. The Palmyra Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Palmyra Fire Department and Marion County Ambulance all provided on site assistance.

 

REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED IN SOUTHWEST COLUMBIA FRIDAY NIGHT

The Boone County Sheriff's department is investigating a report of shots fired in southwest Columbia. Deputies taped off the intersection of West Bethany Drive and South Scott Blvd just after 10 p.m. Friday night where deputies found multiple shell casings on the ground. The Boone County Sheriff's Office says more than one caller had called Boone County Joint Communications to report hearing gunshots. The investigation is continuing.

 

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Boone County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Columbia Missouri Police Department, Ashland, Missouri Police Department, Centralia Missouri Police Department, Hallsville Missouri Police Department, University of Missouri Police Department, and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations April 29th and 30th, 2022. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This effort is undertaken to provide the community with appropriate disposal of their expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications. The benefits of the Take Back event include that these prescription medications do not fall into the hands of our youth where they may be abused or distributed inappropriately. Further, the proper disposal of these medications aids in protecting the environment as it is detrimental to ground source water if medications are flushed.

 

Two collection sites are open Friday, April 29th, 2022.

  • Harry S. Truman VA Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • University of Missouri, MU Student Center, 901 Rollins Rd., Columbia, Mo. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Below are five collection sites open Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Citizens may go to any one of these locations during the times listed and drop off their unwanted medications for disposal. Please, no sharps (needles). Following the collection, all medications will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.

 




Weekend Report- April 23-24, 2022     

 

ROAD TO CLOSE FOR PATCHING ON ROUTE J IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing patching operations on Route J in Montgomery County.

 

Montgomery County Route J- April 25-26, the road will be closed at Route N to South Turkey Ridge Road between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

Montgomery County Route J- April 27-28, the road will be closed at South Turkey Ridge Road to Whiteside School Road between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

Motorists will need to use alternate routes for closures during these times.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A Middletown man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:20pm Saturday in Pike County.  The patrol says that 48 year old Jason Oderio was on Highway O when his foot got caught in the motorcycle controls, causing him to lose control and failed to navigate a right turn onto County Road 338, went off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch.  He was transported by Survival Flight to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

WOMAN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY WRECK

A Fenton woman was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon in Franklin County.  29 year old Kady Ellefsen was on Route AK when she failed to maintain control of her vehicle and it traveled off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 




April 21, 2022

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS REGARDING SHOOTINGS IN FULTON

Police have released additional details of the shootings in Fulton this week, including names of those involved. On Monday, 04/18/2022 Fulton Police responded to what was later determined to be an armed home invasion in the 300 block of West 9th Street. During this incident a male identified as Mark Chan Lee, 58 years old of Fulton was later pronounced deceased at a Columbia hospital from gunshot wounds. There was one victim with a gunshot wound to the leg who was treated and released from an area hospital; another victim was treated at the scene for injuries of a physical assault that resulted from the home invasion. A sweep of the area was conducted after witnesses said there was a male subject that ran south towards Carver Street. There was also a canine track that was attempted with nothing located in the area at that time. On Tuesday, 4/19/2022 Officers responded to an area a short distance from the original scene on West 9th after a body was found partially underneath a utility trailer. The subject located there was identified as Willie M Thompkins, 45 years old of Fulton. Thompkins has been identified as a suspect in the home invasion incident. It is believed that Thompkins fled the scene on foot but was wounded by a gunshot. It appears that Thompkins survived long enough for a tourniquet to have been self applied to an extremity while eluding capture. Details on where Thompkins fled to and how he came to be located in the position he was found are still under investigation. A firearm was also located with Thompkins. Police say this investigation is still underway.

 

500 POUNDS OF PACKAGED POT SCATTERED AROUND CRASH SITE ON I-70, NEAR THE CALLAWAY/MONTGOMERY COUNTY LINE

The highway patrol said 2 people have been arrested on felony drug trafficking charges after 500 pounds of packaged pot was located scattered around a crash site on Interstate 70 near the Callaway & Montgomery County Line Wednesday morning. According to the report, the incident happened when a semi swerved to avoid a crash and was then hit from behind by a pickup.. Then another tractor trailer unit went off the left side of the roadway and struck the pickup. All three of those vehicles were traveling eastbound. The pickup truck was driven by 24 year old David Mora Navarro who had moderate injuries. 32 year old Victor Gonzalez Acosta and 37 year old Edith Lerma also had moderate injuries. Those two men were arrested for felony drug trafficking. Navarro was also charged with C & I driving involving a crash. The two men and the one woman are all from the Country of Mexico and were treated for their injuries at University Hospital in Columbia. Authorities said the crash happened at 7:15 am at the 163.6 mile marker and both east and west bound lanes of I-70 were closed for a time. Later, westbound traffic resumed but the eastbound lanes remained closed for several hours.

 

FULTON DRUG BUST

Wednesday afternoon at 12:27 pm, the Fulton Police Department along with the Callaway County Sheriff's Office and MUSTANG Drug Task force, executed a narcotics related search warrant at 621 Airway Drive,  Apt A, in Fulton, MO. During the execution of the search warrant methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located. Stephanie Worley was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was taken to the Callaway County Jail pending a court set bond. Sterling Albright was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released with a court summons.

                                                                                                                                

 




April 20, 2022

 

HOME INVASION IN FULTON TURNED DEADLY

Monday night, 04/18/2022 at 8:53 PM, Fulton Police responded to the 300 block of West 9th Street for a report of gunfire. Upon arrival officers located a 33 year old male that had a gunshot wound to the leg and another male, age 58, with life threatening gunshot wounds. Officers provided aid to the severely injured subject who was later pronounced deceased at a Columbia Hospital. The other male was transported to a hospital via private vehicle. During the investigation it was learned that the incident began as a home invasion with a female occupant that had been assaulted before the shots were fired. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information should call the Fulton Police Department (573-592-3100), Crime Stoppers (573-592-2474), or your local law enforcement agency. The Fulton Fire Department, Callaway County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Callaway County Ambulance all assisted at the scene.

 

ANOTHER BODY FOUND NEAR SCENE OF REPORTED FULTON HOME INVASION

Police in Fulton confirmed a second body was found Tuesday morning about two blocks down from where a deadly home invasion took place Monday night, however, authorities would not say if the second body is connected to the home invasion Monday night. A weapon was also found outside the house where the body was found. No other official information has been released by authorities as of now.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT REMINDING CITIZENS TO LOCK VEHICLES AND REMOVE KEYS AND VALUABLES

Area Law Enforcement agencies continue to investigate reports involving thefts from vehicles in North Central Missouri as well as several stolen vehicle reports. To date, all the thefts are believed to have been from unlocked vehicles and the stolen vehicles were also unlocked with the keys in the vehicle. The most recent thefts occurred in Adair and Macon County over the weekend. The Moberly Police Department urges all citizens to contact law enforcement immediately if they have suspicious activity around your home or neighborhood. Do not confront the person(s), obtain a description of the person(s), their clothing, vehicle and where you last saw the subject(s) and if possible what direction there were last seen going and then notify your local law enforcement agency.

 

 




April 19, 2022

 

MEXICO MAN ATTEMPTS ESCAPE ON BICYCLE

On Saturday, April 16, 2022 at approximately 5:23PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 800 block of West Monroe in reference to a disturbance.  Responding personnel learned that Kynan J Fox, age 48, had been involved and had an active warrant for his arrest from an unrelated incident.  Officers met with Fox in the 1100 block of Harwood before he attempted to escape on a bicycle he was riding.  Officers chased Fox for about 8 blocks before he was taken into custody without injury.  Fox was taken to the Audrain County Jail for the warrant and an additional case of Resisting Arrest will be forwarded to the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney.

 

10 NEW TROOPERS TO GRADUATE FROM MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL’S FIRST ACCELERATED LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 10 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, April 29, 2022. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO. The graduation ceremony will be live streamed on the Patrol’s Facebook page. The 114th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January 18, 2022. This is the Patrol’s first accelerated recruit class. The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on May 9, 2022.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe will provide the keynote address and Col. Olson will address the class during the graduation. The Honorable Robin Ransom, Supreme Court of Missouri, will administer the Oath of Office to the new troopers. The Troop F Color Guard will present the colors and Sergeant Andrew A. Henry, Troop H, will sing the national anthem. Trooper Peter D. Hummel, class chaplain, will provide the invocation and benediction.

Four class awards will be presented during the graduation ceremony. The recruits accumulate points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 15 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category will earn the respective award.

The names (hometowns) and first assignments of members of the 114th Recruit Class are listed below:

 

Troop B
Peter D. Hummel (Quincy, IL), Marion/Ralls Counties
Tj A. Willock (Colchester, IL), Macon/Shelby Counties

Troop C
Jake R. Stombaugh (Taylorville, IL), Ste. Genevieve/Perry Counties

Troop E
Orrin D. Hawkins (Fredericktown, MO), Bollinger/Cape Girardeau/Scott Counties

Troop F
Stephen W. Bean (Denton, TX), Boone County
Chase A. Fox (Baylis, IL), Boone County
Isaiah S. Lemasters (Middletown, MO), Montgomery County
Casey A. Marks (Eldon, MO), Camden County

Troop H
Sean P. Gomez (King City, MO), Buchanan/Andrew Counties

Troop I
Eric Walker (Lebanon, MO), Phelps/Maries Counties

 

SOMO SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR 2022 STATE SUMMER GAMES

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is recruiting individuals to volunteer for the 2022 State Summer Games, May 20-22 in Columbia. The three-day event will be held at both the University of Missouri and Rock Bridge High School

The State Summer Games will bring more than 1,000 athletes, coaches and unified partners from across the state to Columbia. Competition events include athletics (track and field), aquatics, powerlifting and volleyball. The Games will kick off on Friday, May 20 with opening ceremonies at Carnahan Quad on MU’s campus at 7 p.m. Competition will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 and conclude at noon on Sunday, May 22. This year’s special events include Healthy Athletes and Sports Zone. Plus, SOMO will host a dance on Saturday at 7 p.m. You can check out the full schedule here. 

 

Volunteers play a very important role in the success of this event. There are a wide variety of opportunities available, including scorekeeping, awards announcing, opening ceremonies set up and much more. Most volunteer shifts include a minimum four-hour commitment, and each volunteer receives a complimentary T-shirt along with a very rewarding experience. Go to our volunteer hub for a complete listing of volunteer jobs and shifts. For questions regarding volunteer opportunities at the 2022 State Summer Games, please contact Greg Wingrath at Wingrath@somo.org

 

 




April 18, 2022

 

AMEREN MISSOURI ACTIVATES NEWEST CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE

This Earth Week, Ameren Missouri announces that its newest clean energy source, a solar facility, is now up and running. The Montgomery County Community Solar Center was constructed following the support of more than 2,000 customers who wanted to take part in clean energy generation without having to pay high up-front costs to install solar equipment on their own roofs or property, or renters who don't have a solar generation option. 

Customers interested in being part of the program’s next expansion can add their name to a waiting list to be first in line for the next opportunity. When opened for sign-ups later this year, the program will be easier to participate in than ever before with all residential and small business customers now able to offset up to 100% of their energy use. 

The Community Solar Program started as a pilot in 2018, offering customers the opportunity to invest in solar energy generation in their community through a shared system. The program has since been made permanent and is now generating clean energy from the Montgomery County facility and another at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis

To learn more about the Community Solar Program and see how Ameren Missouri can help you achieve your own energy goals, go to AmerenMissouri.com/CommunitySolar. 

 

HAVE YOU SEEN OR DO YOU KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF BEVERLY J. LOGAN?

As of just recently, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating the disappearance of Beverly J. Logan. Beverly was reported missing to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in Illinois, who has been working hard trying to locate her since her family reported her missing. Beverly was last heard from on January 26, 2022. Authorities recently confirmed Beverly was seen in Bellflower, Missouri, toward the end of January, 2022. Further information was that Beverly may have been staying at a residence on Elm Street in Bellflower from toward the end of January up and until an unconfirmed sighting of her at the Colonial Inn in High Hill, Missouri, on or about February 15, 2022. In early March the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office had information that Beverly was seen in Warrenton, Missouri, with an unidentified white male. Beverly was last seen driving a blue 2019 Nissan Versa with Alabama license plates. On April 7, 2022, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office put out a statewide broadcast in an attempt to locate the blue 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan, bearing Alabama License 2CH1060. On April 12, 2022, we received, what we would consider, a confirmed sighting of this vehicle in St. Charles, Missouri. Further information was that this vehicle was possibly sold, by someone other than Beverly, to an individual who may be living in the St. Charles area. Family and friends say Beverly always stayed in constant contact and she would never go more than a couple days without texting or calling.  It is unclear as to whether or not Beverly is the victim of foul play. All agencies involved are actively trying to make contact with Beverly and confirm her safety. If you have seen Beverly or know her whereabouts please contact the Montgomery County Joint Communications Center at 573-564-3378 or contact the St Clair County Sheriff’s Office at 618-825-5204.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED WITH INJURY IN THE AREA OF NINTH & CHERRY STREETS SUNDAY

On Sunday, April 17 at approximately 1:45 a.m., Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Ninth and Cherry Streets. Columbia Police arrested Victor L. Arriaga, 20, of Jefferson City for assault and unlawful use of a weapon and Israel N. Ortiz, 20, of Jefferson City for peace disturbance by fighting in relation to a reported shots fired investigation with injury. During the investigation, officers discovered one adult male had sustained a gunshot wound that had been transported to a local hospital in a personally owned vehicle. At the time of this press release, he is listed in stable condition. This is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 




Weekend Report- April 16-17, 2022     

 

TWO INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT  

Two teenage boys from Mokane were injured, one seriously in an accident that occurred after 7pm Saturday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 18 year old Chance Bryson and his passenger 19 year old Charles Sullins were riding a dirt bike on 6450 County Road 470 when they lost control and it overturned, ejecting both from the dirt bike.  Bryson sustained serious injuries while Sullins suffered moderate injuries.  Both were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

TWO HURT, ONE SERIOUSLY IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON WRECK  

Two Gravois Mills boys were hurt, one seriously in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon in Morgan County.  The 17 year old teen was on Troutdale Road when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He was taken to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, while his 15 year old passenger was transported by Air ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

A driver was hurt in a Saturday morning crash in Lincoln County.  30 year old Cody Dollard of St. Charles was on MO 47 and being inattentive which caused his vehicle to run off the left side of the road, hit a culvert and overturned into a field.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

 

 




April 14, 2022

 

DRUG BUST AT CALLAWAY COUNTY HOTEL

Tuesday night, authorities in Callaway County learned a drug dealer was conducting business out of a local hotel in the county. Callaway County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance of the Fulton Police Department and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force jointly conducted an operation and seized a reported 42 grams of methamphetamine and cocaine. A post on the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page indicated more information about the case and arrest information would be provided in an upcoming Media Release.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

04/01/2022 – 04/07/2022

The first week of April has been very busy for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department …

·         On April 1 2022, Deputies received a stop and hold request from Callaway County for Felony Domestic Assault. Deputies and Wellsville Police made contact with the suspect at his residence. The suspect became combative and resisted arrest. The suspect was arrested and placed in the deputy’s vehicle where he again started resisting. The suspect was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and charged with Assault, Resisting Arrest, and held on the Callaway charge of Domestic Assault.

·         On April 3, 2022, Deputies responded to Wildflower Lane for Trespassing. The victim advised his neighbor seen a white van drive into the woods on his property and it sounded like the vehicle was stuck. Deputies located the vehicle stuck on the property, in the middle of trees and shrubs. Contact was made with the driver who was later arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail for Trespassing 1st.

·         On April 4, 2022, Deputies responded to Bellflower for a possible disturbance. Deputies were unable to locate any disturbance but, made contact with a subject who had two active Domestic Assault Warrants out of Montgomery County. The subject was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

·         On April 5, 2022, Deputies responded to Danville for a reported Burglary. An investigation concluded the perpetrator(s) removed the lock from a storage unit and several items were stolen. Items stolen Stihl weedeater, floor jack, guitar amp, fishing equipment, air mattress, misc. clothing, a green and yellow step ladder, small red and black plastic tool box containing copper fittings, hand tools, Harley Davidson girl rocker, shop lights, and a 14” Milwaukee chop saw. If anyone has any information, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

·         On April 6, 2022, while conducting a business check in Jonesburg, deputies noticed a vehicle running in the parking lot that they had not seen before. As deputies approached, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. Deputies initiated their emergency lights and the vehicle failed to stop. Deputies pursued the vehicle into Warren County and shortly thereafter the driver of the vehicle lost control, went through a fence, and struck a tree. The female driver of the vehicle took off running south into the woods. Warren County deputies responded to assist with the search for the driver. The female subject was not located. The male passenger of the vehicle was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. A search of the vehicle revealed several smoking pipes, plastic baggies, and a digital scale, all of which tested positive for methamphetamine. The male subject was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and held on the outstanding warrant. The female driver has been identified and has pending charges for Resisting Arrest, Leaving the Scene of Accident, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Driving While Revoked.

·         On April 6, 2022, Deputies responded to Burglary report on Highway JJ, New Florence. The victim was contacted by a friend informing him that his Polaris UTV was missing. Once on scene the deputy was informed several more items had also been removed from the residence and a barn located on the property. Some of the items stolen are as follows: Green 2006 Polaris Ranger, Red 2 ton car jack, New Stainless Steel shop vac, yellow Stanley electric power washer, Stihl F540 Strong trimmer, Stihl B650 blower, and a Stihl Chainsaw. If anyone has any information, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

 

Calls for the Week:

·         Special Assignment – Jonesburg

·         Citizen Assist – Montgomery City

·         Alarm – Middletown

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Threats – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Medical – Wellsville

·         Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·         Stealing - Jonesburg

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         911 Open Line – Jonesburg

·         Domestic – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Domestic – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – McKittrick

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         C & I – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Assist Other Agency – I 70

·         Medical – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Trespassing – Montgomery City

·         Missing Child/Person – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – High Hill

·         Abandoned Vehicle – High Hill

·         911 Accidental - Bellflower

·         911 Accidental – High Hill

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Jonesburg

·         Animal Abuse/Neglect – New Florence

·         Disturbance – Bellflower

·         Attempt to Contact – Wellsville

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Traffic Hazard – Montgomery City

·         Fire – Big Spring

·         C & I – I 70

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Assault – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Animal Complaint – Wellsville

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Middletown

·         Medical – Jonesburg

·         C & I – Middletown

·         Assist Other Agency – New Florence

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Wellsville

·         Overdose – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Stealing – Montgomery City

·         Citizen Assist – Montgomery City

·         Investigation – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Rhineland

·         Juvenile Complaint – Jonesburg

·         Property Damage – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Assist Other Agency – Bellflower

·         Child Custody Dispute – Wellsville

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Child Abuse/Neglect – Middletown

·         Investigation – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Bellflower

·         Fire – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – I 70

·         Investigation – Montgomery City

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Missing Child/Person – High Hill

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – Middletown

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Assault - Montgomery City

·         Stealing - Jonesburg

·         Abandoned Vehicle – New Florence

·         Assault - McKittrick

·         Trespass – Montgomery City

·         Property Damage - Montgomery County

·         Missing Person - Bellflower

·         Burglary - Danville

·         Keeping a Dangerous Dog - Jonesburg

·         Felony Warrant Arrest - Bellflower

·         Burglary - Montgomery City

·         Towed Vehicle - Middletown

·         Assault - New Florence

·         Overdose - New Florence

·         Burglary - New Florence

·         Resist Arrest by Fleeing - Jonesburg

·         Assault on School Property – Montgomery City

·         Assist Other Agency – Bellflower

·         Motor Vehicle Accident - Montgomery City

 




April 13, 2022

 

A MORE THAN 20 HOUR STANDOFF IN RANDOLOH COUNTY ENDS WITH ARREST OF MOBERLY MAN

A Moberly, Mo., man is in custody after a 22-hour standoff with law enforcement that began when he refused to surrender to deputies on Monday. Stephen Thorp, 59 of Moberly came out of the house he had been barricaded in around 3:30 am Tuesday morning after a SWAT officer with the Highway Patrol deployed chemical munitions on the house. Randolph County Sheriff Aaron Wilson said his department was attempting to serve a parole violation warrant calling for Thorp’s arrest at a home on County Road 2360, just east of Moberly around 8am Monday morning. Thorp was on parole for 2nd degree murder and had allegedly violated his conditions for parole. Other individuals were also at the house when deputies arrived, but they exited the residence. Thorp refused to exit the house leading to the standoff that at one time involved approximately 50 law enforcement personnel including officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the US Marshals service, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Moberly Police and others, including several SWAT teams. Thorp was also in possession of a handgun and reportedly fired 4 shots at a drone that authorities had sent into the house. Sheriff Wilson also said Thorp threatened to harm himself. The Sheriff said Thorp was convicted in 1997 of 2nd degree murder and armed criminal action and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. After Thorp was in custody he was transported to the Randolph County Jai initially, but was expected to be returned to the Department of Corrections for processing on the parole violation.

 

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE AND MOBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT REACH RESOLUTION IN SUNSHINE LAWSUIT

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that the Attorney General’s Office has reached a favorable resolution in a lawsuit the Office filed against Moberly School District in November of last year over alleged violations of the Sunshine Law. 
The Missouri Attorney General’s Office initially raised concerns about the Moberly School District’s policy for recording Independent Education Plan (IEP) meetings.  As part of the resolution, the Moberly School District will:

Revise its policies to permit parents to record their children’s Individualized Education Plan meetings, consistent with the law and Attorney General guidance;

Attend Sunshine Law training administered by the Attorney General’s Office;

Implement a Sunshine Law records request tracking system;

Further, if Moberly enters into a contract with third-party technology service provider to manage its records and search for records in response to a Sunshine Law request, the contract will not impede public access to records or result in overcharging citizens who submit requests. A link to the full settlement is available on our station website. That link is:  https://ago.mo.gov/docs/default-source/press-releases/fully-executed-settlement-agreement(13295685-1).pdf?sfvrsn=bc9a819a_2

 

MDC REPORTS YOUNG HUNTERS TOOK 2,881 TURKEYS OVER YOUTH WEEKEND

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 2,881 birds over the past youth weekend, April 9 and 10. Top harvest counties were Miller with 87 birds harvested, Osage with 71 and Franklin with 71.

Young hunters checked 2,795 turkeys during the 2021 spring youth weekend.

“Despite a cooler than normal morning on Saturday, the weather during the youth weekend provided mostly favorable hunting conditions,” said MDC Turkey Biologist Reina Tyl. “It was great to see almost three thousand youth were able to capitalize on those good conditions and make lasting memories of a successful turkey hunt.”

Get more harvest information by county at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/.

The regular spring turkey season runs April 18 through May 8. For more on spring turkey hunting in Missouri, visit mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey.

 

 

 

 




April 12, 2022

 

JONESBURG MAN FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES

On Saturday morning, April 9, 2022, at 12:10 am, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle in the Jonesburg area for an equipment violation. Upon making contact, the driver advised he worked for local repair shop and was test driving a customer's vehicle. During the course of the traffic stop, the Deputy learned the driver, 34 year old John M. Schmidt of Jonesburg, had a suspended driver's license. The Deputy told Schmidt he was under arrest for driving while suspended and asked him to step out of the vehicle. Schmidt refused to comply, the Deputy opened his door, and Schmidt resisted while the Deputy was trying to remove him from the vehicle. During the struggle the Deputy got Schmidt's left wrist handcuffed. Schmidt then put the vehicle in drive, took off at a high rate of speed, and nearly ran over the deputy with the back tires of the vehicle. Deputies pursued Schmidt throughout the Jonesburg area before Schmidt decided to take the chase off road onto his family's farm. Deputies continued to pursue Schmidt as he plowed through fields, around farm equipment, and irrigation rigs. During the pursuit, Deputies advised they had to stop while Schmidt dangerously drove circles around farm equipment, purposely throwing mud all over the patrol vehicles. Deputies called off the pursuit after Schmidt struck a patrol vehicle and the Deputies were no longer able to see due to all the mud on their windshields. Schmidt is currently on probation for Aiding the Escape of a Prisoner and Weapon Offenses. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for Schmidt, and say once arrested he will be facing several other charges including Driving While Suspended, Stealing, C&I Driving, Felony Resisting Arrest, 2nd Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident. If anyone knows of Schmidt’s location, please contact the Montgomery County Communications Center at 573-564-3378. The news release also offered thanks to the Warren County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in this pursuit.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE MAKE ARREST IN SHOTS FIRED CASE ON ORCHARD LANE

Columbia Police have arrested Marquez Elam, 19, of Columbia, for first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, and armed criminal action. The arrest is in connection with an incident that occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, when officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 4600 block of Orchard Lane. During the investigation, officers learned one victim had been transported by a personal vehicle to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. No other information has been released by authorities regarding the alleged shooter or the victim. This is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

AUTHORITIES REMAIN IN STANDOFF WITH MOBERLY MAN WHO IS ARMED AND BARRICADED INSIDE RESIDENCE

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as 59 year old Stephen Jay Thorp who at last word remained barricaded in a home on County Road 2360, east of Moberly. Thorp is reportedly armed and is on parole for 2nd degree murder. Three people including Thorp were inside the home when authorities arrived Monday morning around 8 am and two were able to safely exit the home. Approximately 50 officers from various agencies are on the scene including officers from the Highway Patrol, US Marshals office, the Randolph County Sheriff’s office and Moberly Police Department. Several SWAT teams are   also on scene. Randolph County Sheriff Aaron Wilson said Thorp fired four rounds inside the home and shot down a law enforcement drone. Thorp is wanted on a warrant for parole violation on the 2nd degree murder charge and is now facing multiple new charges. A Columbia TV Station is also reporting Thorp is wanted regarding a Pike County shooting.

 

 




April 11, 2022

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED WITH INJURY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

On Saturday, April 9 at approximately 4 p.m., Columbia Police were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 4600 block of Orchard Lane. Officers arrived on scene and learned one victim had been transported by a personal vehicle to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim’s condition is currently uncertain. There is no suspect information available at this time. This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

KZZT MARKS 35 YEARS OF SERVICE

35 years ago a new radio station signed on the air serving residents of the area and 35 years later that station is still on the air serving advertisers and residents of the area, still delivering a contemporary rock and roll format and still locally owned and operated by the same majority ownership and management. It was 6am, Friday, April 10th, 1987 that 105.5 FM, KZZT officially signed on the air. Much has changed since that sign on day when music was still being pressed and sold at record stores on vinyl. Vinyl records. Reel to reel tape machines and more were soon replaced with compact discs, and DAT tape, then came mp3s and other types of digital offerings and computer technology. The Internet, streaming options, satellite radio and more not even heard of. In 1987, KZZT was a 3000 watt radio station. Later 6000 watts, then 25,000 and today 50,000 watts of power. Many people have been involved in 105.5’s success over the years, from those who volunteered their time so the station could be on air 24/7, to countless others. Many of the early voices are still on the radio in various markets and some of those voices as well as others involved in the early days have moved on, but still call Moberly home. Today, KZZT is part of a broadcast family that consists of nine broadcast signals with various formats that covers most of North Missouri, a large part of Central Missouri, parts of Southern Iowa and more.  Thanks to our advertisers who ultimately pay the bills, our many, many listeners and our dedicated staff of today, yesterday and those of tomorrow. Thank you to Phil Chirillo, our President and Majority owner.  He’s the man that had the dream of a music intensive station, the one who sacrificed hours and put his money on the line to make it a reality. I’m Dale Palmer, and I’m the one who flipped the transmitter on and pushed all the buttons 35 years ago when 105.5 fm came to life on your radio dial and I’m humbled and extremely grateful to have been and continue to be a part of it all these years.  Happy 35th Birthday KZZT and here’s too many more years of Rock n’Roll!

 

WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK

Crashes with protective vehicles with truck/trailer-mounted attenuators (TMAs) increased yet again in 2021, accompanied by 17 work zone fatalities. These numbers make Missouri’s 2021 construction season one that will be unfortunately remembered. Crashes and fatalities should not be happening in work zones. The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to help reverse the trend in 2022. Motorists are urged to make smart, safe driving choices behind the wheel as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 11-15.

In 2021, MoDOT TMAs were struck an unprecedented 61 times. “Any time you pass highway workers on a Missouri roadway – whether it’s a long-term lane closure, a moving operation or shoulder work – your safety and the safety of those workers depend on your focus and attention,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. “Buckle up, put your phone down, slow down and stay alert. Lives are at stake in work zones.”

It’s not just a courtesy to slow down and move over for these work zones—it’s the law. Be aware of changing traffic conditions, observe warning signs and merge before reaching lane closures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Weekend Report- April 9-10, 2022     

 

TEEN INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT WRECK

A Boonville teen was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Friday night in Cooper County.  The 17 year old teen was on Jackson Road when his truck traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.  The teen was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TWO KILLED, ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 1:05am Saturday in St. Louis County.  The patrol says that 28 year old Laci Meyer of DeSoto was driving the wrong way on eastbound I-70 when she caused a chain-reaction accident as two vehicles were unable to avoid colliding with her.  As a result of the accident both Meyer and one of the other two drivers 63 year old Rodney Sharp of St. Louis were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other driver 36 year old Chauntay Carey of St. Louis was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital with serious injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

A driver was hurt in a Saturday morning crash in Franklin County.  18 year old Kaya Arft of Catawissa was on US 50 at Route AT when she failed to stop at a stop sign and her vehicle struck the right side of a vehicle driven by 48 year old Michelle Rohan of Union.  Kaya Arft was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 




April 7, 2022

 

FORMER TROOPER IN COOPER & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES PLEDS GUILTY

A former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper pleaded guilty recently and was sentenced to 2 years of court supervised probation. Zachary Czerniewski joined the patrol in April 2012. In July of 2018 he was promoted to corporal and then received another promotion to sergeant in July of 2021 and reportedly resigned from the patrol in March of this year after allegations of falsifying traffic stop reports in both Montgomery and Cooper counties surfaced. On Wednesday he entered a plea of guilty to 12 misdemeanor counts of falsifying traffic stop reports by purposely violating provisions of Chapter 590 of the RSMo. Court documents indicated the former trooper reportedly admitted "he does not always accurately record the required information in the racial profiling report," and asked the person to whom he gave this information to keep it between them. In some cases, the trooper allegedly reported the driver's race as "white" when the driver was Black, while in others, he allegedly made searches during the stop but reported making no searches in his documentation.

 

FORMER BRAYMER SCHOOL TEACHER FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES

A former Missouri School teacher at Braymer High School, 29 year old Zachary W. Douglas, is accused and charged for allegedly sending nude pictures and videos of himself to two young girls and is now facing new charges. In a separate case, Douglas is facing new charges including 4 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, four counts of sexual contact with a student, one count of furnishing pornographic material and one count of first-degree sexual misconduct. The charges are connected to multiple incidents between July 2021 and March 2022. Douglas was a science teacher at Braymer High School and coached football and baseball at the school. Douglas is currently being held in the Caldwell County jail without bond. He’s scheduled to appear in court today at 10 a.m. for a bond hearing.

 

 

 




April 6, 2022

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

Tuesday was General Municipal Election Day in Missouri and voters in Montgomery County went to the polls to do their civic duty.  One of the issues on the ballot was the Montgomery County R-2 School Board Race and the unofficial results are as follows, Micah John Hans with 439 votes, Kali Rochelle Salazar with 346 and Michael W. Cobb with 248 votes.  The Consolidated Road District #1 Tax Levy issue passed by a good margin, while the City of Montgomery Use Tax issue also passed by a good margin.  Other tax issues throughout the county also passed unofficially as well.  In Alderman races, Bradley James took the Ward 3 position in Bellflower, while David F. Beyes II defeated Harold Chandler by the slimiest of margins 5-4 to win the Alderman Ward 2 race in High Hill.  Tristan Speagle took home the win in the Middletown Alderman At-Large contest, while Bradley Kent won by a good margin over Steve Goodman for the New Florence Alderman Ward 2 seat and Richard Wilson won in the Wellsville Alderman First Ward race.

 

ELMWOOD LAKE SEARCH WRAPPED UP

The Missouri State Highway Patrol's dive team that searched Elmwood Lake outside Milan for most of the day on Monday did not find what they were looking for. Cpl. Justin Dunn told KTVO Tuesday the search for possible "hidden evidence" that might have been dumped in the lake turned up nothing. He would not release any other details about what that evidence was. Divers wrapped up at the lake in the late afternoon or early evening hours Monday. Dunn said there are no plans at this time to conduct any additional searches at Elmwood Lake.

 

MOBERLY MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER 2ND DEGREE AFTER OVERDOSE DEATH INVESTIGATION

On April 4, 2022, the Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney charged Dustin K. Pool of Moberly with Murder 2nd degree.  The charge is the result of an investigation conducted by the Moberly Police Department and the North Missouri Drug Task Force into the death of a Moberly resident in January 2022.  Through the course of the investigation, it was learned the resident died from an overdose of the drug, fentanyl, which was allegedly supplied by Pool. Pool is currently incarcerated in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

 

 




April 5, 2022

 

IT’S ELECTION DAY – DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

Today is the April Municipal Election and County Clerks and others across the area will be busy until all the votes are in and counted. Polls opened at 6am and will remain open until 7pm tonight. School Board races and City Council positions seem to always make up the majority of the election ballots, but many areas also have other questions pending before voters. In Linn County, the Linn County Law Enforcement Sales Tax issue is just one of a number of things voters will decide. Proposition Bulldogs is a funding question for the Brookfield R-3 Schools, Meadville voters will decide the fate of Proposition 2 and more. Salisbury voters will decide on a transportation tax, Mendon voters have 2 propositions to consider. Columbia voters will decide on Prop 1 which is a 2% use tax for purchases from out of state venders. That’s just one of the Columbia voter considerations. Propositions also are on the ballot in Boone County affecting Centralia, Hallsville and Harrisburg and those are just a few of the issues to go before voters Tuesday. Again, polls are currently open and will remain so until 7 o’clock tonight.

 

PATROL ARREST REPORTS

The Highway Patrol reports 44 year old Earnest L. Nash of Columbia was arrested in Shelby County at 8:30 Monday night on two felony Macon County Warrants. The two warrants involved failure to register as a sex offender. A Hannibal woman, 27 year old Kaylee Ryan was arrested at 5:42 AM Monday in Ralls County and charged with DWI involving drugs and driving while suspended.  In Montgomery County, troopers arrested 35 year old Ashley Robison of Wright City for Driving while suspended and no insurance. 41 year old Amanda Foreman of Centralia was taken to the Audrain County Jail after being arrested at 4:18 pm in Audrain County for felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Also in Audrain County at 8:35 AM Monday 21 year old Zebediam Meffert of Auxvasse was arrested for failure to appear in Audrain County for Driving while suspended and operating a vehicle without valid license.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL DIVERS SEARCHING SULLIVAN COUNTY LAKE

Divers spent much of the day Monday searching a northeast Missouri lake, but law enforcement won't say exactly what they are looking for underwater. KTVO and KTVO dot com reports the search is underway at Elmwood Lake, a mile north of Milan. A Milan police officer had the road leading to the lake blocked off. Cpl. Justin Dunn with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the agency's divers are searching for possible "hidden evidence." Dunn said investigators received a tip during an interview that the so-called "evidence" may have been dumped in Elmwood Lake. He would not release any other details about the investigation, saying only that there is no threat or danger to the community. The divers arrived at the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. Dunn says the highway patrol had three boats on the lake, and the Missouri Department of Conservation had one boat on the water helping with the search.

 

 




April 4, 2022

 

COLUMBIA MAN LOSES CONTROL OF MOTORCYCLE IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

A 20 year old Columbia man sustained minor injuries around 4:25 PM Friday afternoon in Callaway County. Troopers say 20 year old Michael P. Schieferdecker was northbound on County Road 391 at Route O on a motorcycle and as he attempted a right turn he lost control on loose gravel and overturned.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED WITH INJURY IN THE 2600 BLOCK OF EASTWOOD DRIVE SATURDAY

On Saturday, April 2, at approximately 7 p.m. Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 2600 block of Eastwood Drive after a male with a self-reported gunshot wound had sought treatment at a local hospital. No suspect information is available at this time. This is an ongoing investigation being handled by the department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

TROOPERS REPORT SEVERAL ARRESTS SATURDAY

The Highway Patrol reported several arrests involving area residents on Saturday. In Montgomery County at 1:18 am Saturday, 23 year old Michael J. Ludy of Warrenton was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and placed on a 12 hour hold at the Montgomery County Jail. In Audrain County just before 7am Saturday morning 31 year old Joshua Skouby of Mexico was arrested by felony possession of Heroin, Possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was held in the Audrain County Jail. At 8:50 AM Saturday 34 year old Nicholas Griswold of Columbia was arrested in Callaway County for DWI involving Alcohol and exceeding the posted speed limit. Those were just a few of the arrests made by patrol troopers. 

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 

 

            … from the Best Broadcast Group News Room

03/28/2022

 

NEW BLOOMFIELD CRASHES AFTER SUFFERING MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Troopers say 74 year old Dennis Helming of New Bloomfield was involved in a crash after suffering a medical emergency at 2PM Saturday afternoon in Callaway County on eastbound County Road 346, just west of Route J. His auto went off the left side of the road, struck the ground and a tree before overturning and then returning to the road where the auto came to rest on the drivers side. Helming was transported to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRASH SHUT DOWN BOTH WESTBOUND LANES OF I-70 SATURDAY MORNING

A trucker from Prospect, TN had moderate injuries after a crash involving his big rig happened in Montgomery County at the 165 mile marker of Interstate 70 westbound around 5;22 Saturday morning. The patrol said the driver attempted to avoid a stopped vehicle in the roadway. The driver overcorrected and lost control and the unit overturned and came to rest blocking both westbound lanes

 

NECAC FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM SCHEDULED TO END MARCH 31ST

After more than 30 years, the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is ending its Family Planning Health Services program March 31. The decision was approved March 22 by the NECAC Board of Directors, and covers NECAC Family Planning clinics in Hannibal, Bowling Green, Warrenton and O’Fallon. The agency is notifying patients, who will be directed to other providers.The program received federal Title X funding from the Missouri Family Health Council, and served more than 1,000 people in 2021. However, funding for services has dropped as the number of clients has decreased substantially over the last few years. Even with efforts to increase revenue, the program has operated in the red – around $75,000 this year. The deficit is being made up from other sources. In addition, the COVID pandemic impacted staffing and client visits. About 30 percent of NECAC’s patients were uninsured and fell below the federal poverty level for 2021. It was noted between the lack of broader Medicaid expansion in Missouri and other state resources, the program was no longer financially viable.The decision means the permanent layoff of three employees. The clinics offered a variety of affordable family planning services to people of all ages, including birth control services and education, pregnancy testing, options counseling, prenatal education, sexually-transmitted disease testing and treatment, Pap smears and Well Women and Well Men exams. The agency also was a Show Me Healthy Women program provider. The NECAC In-Home Senior Health Services and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs are not affected, although an unrelated reorganization of In-Home is planned.  NECAC’s Family Planning facilities will operate until March 31. NECAC Family planning patients who may need referrals to other providers should call 573-221-3404. Information may also be found at www.mfhc.org.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT HOSTING EVENT APRIL 30TH

On Saturday April 30, 2022, from 11am until 4pm, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will be hosting their 1st Annual Kick off to Summer Event in honor of Autism and to bring awareness to those in Montgomery County. Everyone is invited to attend this public event which will be located outside the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 211 East Third Street in Montgomery City, Missouri. The Sheriff’s Department is planning street games, bounce houses, food trucks and more. If you are interested in setting up a craft booth, food truck, any other service, or have questions, please contact the Sheriff Office at (573) 564-8084. Again, that date for the Kick off to Summer Event is April 30th


RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY SHOT

A deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department was shot while attempting to take a suspect into custody early Sunday morning. Corporal Justin Dunn, Missouri State Highway Patrol Public Information & Education Officer said law enforcement officers from both the Moberly Police Department and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department had responded to the scene of a disturbance in the 600 block of Adams Avenue in Moberly shortly before 2 am. Upon arrival, authorities discovered a woman who was injured and as officers were attempting to take a man into custody he resisted arrest and as authorities worked to subdue the suspect is when the deputy was shot. He was transported to University Hospital in Columbia with serious, not non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was taken into custody and held at the Boone County Jail pending filing of formal charges. The Highway Patrol is conducting the formal investigation regarding the shooting incident.

 

UNIONVILLE WOMAN KILLED DURING POLICE PURSUIT OF 14 YEAR OLD JUVENILE

A Unionville woman was killed in a head-on crash, just before 9 o’clock Saturday night on 175th Street, one mile west of Unionville. The Highway Patrol said the woman killed was 20 year old Holly Hydom of Unionville who’s SUV was hit head-on by a pickup driven by a 14 year old male of Unionville. Investigators say a Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy had attempted to pull over the pickup truck for a traffic stop and the juvenile refused to stop and fled. It was during the pursuit the 14 year old crossed the center of 175th Street and collided head-on with the SUV. Hydom was pronounced dead at the scene. The 14 year old had moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hospital for treatment. The case will be turned over to the Putnam County Juvenile Office once the investigation is complete.

 

TWO TRENTON MEN INDICTED FOR FENTANYL CONSPIRACY

Two Trenton, Missouri, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Grundy County, Mo., and elsewhere. Troy Lee Palmer, 24, and Dallas W. Hughs, 26, were charged in a six-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury on March 1, 2022. That indictment has been unsealed following the arrests of Palmer and Hughs. Palmer, who was arrested March 23, 2022, remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on March 28, 2022. Hughs is not eligible for bond as he was already in state custody on separate case. The federal indictment alleges that Palmer and Hughs participated in a conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl since Oct. 27, 2020. In addition to the conspiracy, Palmer is charged with one count of possessing fentanyl to distribute in Grundy County on Dec. 8, 2020, and one count of possessing several firearms in furtherance of drug-trafficking crimes. Palmer allegedly possessed a Cricket .22-caliber bolt-action rifle, a Ross .22-caliber rifle, a Ross .410-gauge shotgun, a Ruger 410-gauge shotgun, a Hiawatha 12-gauge shotgun, and a Ruger .223-caliber rifle on Dec. 8, 2020. Hughs is also charged with three counts of distributing fentanyl in Grundy County on separate occasions between Aug. 23 and Sept. 13, 2021. The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Bracket. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Grundy County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Trenton, Mo., Police Department, the Northwest Missouri Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force, and IRS-Criminal Investigation.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED WITH INJURY IN THE AREA OF HIGHWAY 63 & PARIS ROAD EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

On Saturday, March 26, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Columbia Police were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the area of Highway 63 and Paris Road. Officers arrived and located a male juvenile who had sustained injuries from gunshots. The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital with serious injuries. There is no suspect information to provide at this time. This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

SUSPECT APPREHENDED AFTER FLEEING KIRKSVILLE POLICE

This past Friday morning, March 25, 2022, at approximately 8:51 AM, a Kirksville Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of South Osteopathy and Normal Streets for a traffic violation. The vehicle made several quick maneuvers and fled from the officer. The vehicle eventually turned westbound on Missouri Street and exited the Kirksville City Limits on Missouri Trail. The officer discontinued attempts to stop the vehicle with emergency lights and siren but continued on the last known path of the suspect vehicle. A short time later that same officer located the suspect vehicle stuck in the mud on Missouri Trail, just prior to Orrick Trail. The officer engaged in a short foot pursuit of the driver before taking him into custody. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Anthony “Andy” Roscoe Clark.Clark was a wanted person with active arrest warrants from Schuyler County for resisting arrest and traffic offense, and the State of Missouri Department of Corrections for a parole violation. New charges relating to Friday mornings events of 03/25/2022 are pending.

 

AUDIT OF CARROLL COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT UNDERWAY

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced last week her office has begun an audit of the Carroll County Ambulance District. The ambulance district Board of Directors passed a resolution requesting the audit, after a complaint to the State Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline led to an initial review of the allegations by the Auditor's Public Corruption and Fraud Division. "I appreciate the ambulance district board formally requesting this independent audit, and my office will conduct a thorough review of the district's finances," Auditor Galloway said. "Anyone with information that would be helpful to the audit is encouraged to contact my Whistleblower Hotline, and they can choose to remain anonymous."  Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in this audit may contact the State Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline at moaudit@auditor.mo.gov or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at auditor.mo.gov/hotline.

 

SEVERAL DRUG RELATED SEARCH WARRANTS EXECUTED IN HOWARD AND COOPER COUNTY LAST THURSDAY

A news release indicated a large amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, numerous pills, drug paraphernalia and firearms were seized during narcotic search warrant executions on Thursday and 5 people were arrested.

Amanda Thomas, of Boonville, and Robert Sweet, of Columbia, are both facing charges for  Delivery of Controlled Substance and Endangering the Welfare of a Child Creating Substantial Risk – no sexual contact. Bond is set at $25,000 cash or surety each. manda Naumann, of Boonville, is charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and Endangering the Welfare of a Child Creating Substantial Risk – No Sexual Contact. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. Devyn Ivy, of Boonville – Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety and Nathan Hazlett, of Bunceton,was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance  and Unlawful Use of Weapon-Subsection 11-Possess Weapon and a Felony Controlled Substance. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.The East Central Drug Task Force, Cooper County Sheriff’s Office, Howard County Sheriff’s Office, Boonville Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Also on Thursday morning, March 24th  the Howard County Sheriff’s Office, East Central Missouri Drug Task Force, Fayette Police Department, and Missouri State Highway Patrol executed two drug related search warrants in the 200 block of County Road 342 and the 1000 block of County Road 467.where officers seized a large amount of methamphetamine, a large amount of marijuana, numerous controlled pills and drug paraphernalia. Three persons were charged. Jeffrey Holman, of Boonville, charged with Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond is set at $20,000 cash only. Benjamin Griffin, of New Franklin, charged with Trafficking Drugs and Possession Of Controlled Substance. Bond is set at no bond. Charges were still pending on the 3rd suspect at last report for possession of a controlled substance






March 24, 2022

 

ROAD TO CLOSE FOR PATCHING OPERATIONS ON ROUTE J IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY  

Weather permitting, March 28, MoDOT crews will be performing patching operations on Route J in Montgomery County. The road will be closed at Short Road to Whiteside School Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. while work is being completed. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO BARRICADED SUBJECT AT A RESIDENCE ON DILLON DRIVE TUESDAY

On Tuesday March 22 at approximately 9:40 a.m., Columbia Police detectives were attempting to locate 29 year old Jesse L. Jenkins of Columbia. Officers located him at a residence in the 200 block of Dillon Drive, where he subsequently barricaded himself inside. Due to the nature of the incident, detectives on scene requested the department’s SWAT team and Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT). The SWAT team established a perimeter while a CNT negotiator made contact with Jenkins. After a period of negotiations, he surrendered without incident. Columbia Police arrested Jenkins for several felony arrest warrants and having probable cause for arrest in relation to numerous theft investigations. This is an ongoing investigation being handled by the department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time.

 

FEBRUARY 2022 MONTHLY JOBS REPORT

Missouri non-farm payroll employment increased from January 2022 to February 2022 and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percentage point. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 9,200 jobs over the month, with job gains in both goods-producing and service-providing industries. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in February 2022, down from 3.8 percent in January 2022. Over the year, there was an increase of 104,300 jobs from February 2021 to February 2022, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 1.2 percentage points, from 4.9 percent in February 2021 to 3.7 percent in February 2022. 

UNEMPLOYMENT 

Missouri’s smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percentage point in February 2022, declining to 3.7 percent from the revised January 2022 rate of 3.8 percent. The February 2022 rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the February 2021 rate. The estimated number of unemployed Missourians was 114,174 in February 2022, down by 3,870 from January’s 118,044. 

The national unemployment rate decreased from 4.0 percent in January 2022 to 3.8 percent in February 2022. Missouri’s unemployment rate has been at or below the national rate for the last five years.

The state’s not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased in February 2022, falling by 0.4 percentage points to 3.7 percent from the January 2022 not-seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.1 percent. The corresponding not-seasonally-adjusted national rate for February 2022 was 4.1 percent. 

EMPLOYMENT 

Missouri’s seasonally adjusted non-farm payroll employment was 2,904,500 in February 2022, up by 9,200 from the revised January 2022 figure. The January 2022 total was revised upward by 500 from the preliminary estimate, producing a revised increase of 9,600 jobs from December 2021 to January 2022.

 

 




March 23, 2022

 

THIS IS NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK

This week, the Missouri Department of Agriculture celebrates the state’s position nationally in agriculture production. Missouri is home to 95,000 farms, employs nearly 460,000 people in agriculture, forestry and related industries, and has an estimated economic impact of $93.7 billion. Agriculture remains the state’s number one economic driver, supporting both rural and urban communities from farm to fork. Missouri agriculture continues to advance through the agriculture technology industry in our state. St. Louis is home to the world’s largest concentration of plant scientists and the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represents more than half of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales. The Corridor represents a large concentration of animal health industry assets. Missouri agriculture ranks in the top 10 nationally in a number of categories and some may surprise you. Missouri ranks 2nd in the number of farms, 2nd in hay production. 3rd in Beef cow inventory, 4th in rice production, 5th in Goat inventory, 6th in Turkey inventory, Hog inventory, Soybean inventory and Cotton production. 9th in Broiler chicken inventory and Corn production and 10th in Horse & pony inventory. Tuesday was officially National Ag Day and this years theme for both Ag Day and National Agriculture week is Growing a Climate for Tomorrow. To learn more about Missouri’s rankings nationwide and economic impact, visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.

 

WALSWORTH IS CELEBRATING ITS 85TH ANNIVERSARY

Walsworth is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. Walsworth, a top-five book and magazine printer, a catalog printer, and the only family-owned printer of yearbooks was founded in 1937. The company remains under the second and third generation of leadership by the Walsworth family. Walsworth’s corporate office and book printing and binding facility are located in Marceline, Missouri, as well as a prepress facility in Brookfield. This facility is also home to Donning Company Publishers, a specialty book publisher. Walsworth also has a sales and marketing office in Overland Park, Kansas, and magazine and catalog printing facilities in Saint Joseph, Michigan, Wisconsin and Fulton, Missouri. Congratulations to Walsworth Publishing for 85 years of printing excellence!

 

MDC AND CFM THANK DEER HUNTERS, PROCESSORS AND SPONSORS  FOR SHARING THE HARVEST

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) thank the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 242,774 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season, including 5,053 whole deer. MDC and CFM also thank the participating meat processors throughout the state who grind the donated deer meat into ready-to-use packages, and the many sponsors who financially support the program. Meat-processing fees are covered entirely or in part by numerous local sponsors, along with statewide sponsors that include Shelter Insurance, Bass Pro Shops, Feeding Missouri, and MDC.The donated deer meat goes to local food banks and food pantries to help feed hungry Missourians all around the state. To get Share the Harvest venison, contact local food banks or food pantries. Share the Harvest is coordinated by MDC and CFM and is celebrating 30 years of helping to feed hungry Missourians. Since the program was started in 1992, it has provided nearly 5 million pounds of lean, healthy venison to help feed hungry Missourians, including this past season’s donations.

 

 

 

 




March 22, 2022

 

HUMAN REMAINS DISCOVERED WITHIN ROCKY FORK CONSERVATION AREA BELIEVED TO BE THOSE OF WOMAN MISSING SINCE DECEMBER OF 2021

On Sunday, 03/20/2022, at approximately 5:18 pm, a citizen called Boone County Joint Communications to report they had discovered human remains in one of the bodies of water within Rocky Fork Conservation area. Boone County Deputies responded and with the assistance of the Boone County Fire Protection District recovered the body of an adult female, who is believed to be that of Angie Rice.  Angie Rice, age 45, was reported missing in December of 2021 and her vehicle was located in a parking area at Rocky Fork Conservation Area on December 31st. Numerous searches of the area have been conducted since Rice was reported missing; however, Rice’s body was not located during those searches. The investigation into the disappearance of Rice and her death is ongoing. Rice’s body has been turned over to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office pending an autopsy.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN THE 3800 BLOCK OF PINECREST DRIVE ON SUNDAY

A 21 year old Columbia man has been arrested and charged in connection to a homicide on Sunday. Columbia Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 3800 block of Pinecrest Drive on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Officers arrived and located an adult male with a gunshot wound. Emergency personnel arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Rollin G. Thompson, 64, of Columbia. Next of kin has been notified.  Authorities have not released any specific details, but Columbia Police have arrested Samuel Ethan Brotherton, 21, of Columbia for first degree murder and armed criminal action. Brotherton has been remanded to the custody of the Boone County Jail.  Police also say this is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT MAKES NUMEROUS ARRESTS

The Callaway County Sheriff’s office issued a news release on Saturday reporting numerous arrests due to Proactive Patrols and Investigations. Those arrested included:

·         On March 17, 2022, at 12:25 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies, following-up on an ongoing drug investigation in the Fulton area, arrested Steven Simpson, 48, of Fulton, MO reference a United States federal warrant for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  Simpson was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to federal custody.

 

·         On March 17, 2022, at 11:31 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the State Road MM area.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Kody Haslag, 26, of New Bloomfield, MO reference a Cole County warrant for Felony Stalking.  Haslag was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Cole County Jail.

 

·         On March 17, 2022, at 1:04 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the Fulton area.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Kirk Buffington, 37, of Fulton, MO reference a United States federal warrant for Possession of Child Pornography.  Buffington was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to federal custody.

 

·         On March 16, 2022, at 5:23 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted to stop Dustin Murray, 28, of Mexico, MO whom was operating a motorcycle on westbound US Highway 54, entering Callaway CountyMurray had earlier fled from a state trooper in Audrain County.  Upon Murray entering Callaway County and the deputy attempting to conduct a stop, Murray again fled.  A 70 mile pursuit, encompassing a 45 minute time span, ensued; traveling US Highway 54, State Road B to Montgomery City, State Highway 19 to New Florence, westbound Interstate 70 (return to Callaway County) to State Road M, and then westbound on Old Highway 40.  Near the State Road DD intersection near the Boone County line, Murray crashed and was taken into custody.  Murray is being held in the Callaway County Jail for Felony Resisting Arrest, in addition to an Audrain County warrant for Felony Resisting Arrest. 

 

·         On March 16, 2022, at 9:00 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a follow-up investigation in the area of State Road HH.  During the course of the investigation, Daniel Infield, 31, of Fulton, MO was arrested for Stealing.  Infield was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody pending bond post.

 

·         On March 15, 2022, at 7:50 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the Kingdom City area.  During the patrol, the deputy attempted to stop Johnathon Lewis, 29, of Blue Springs, MO for a traffic violation.  Lewis fled from the deputy, traveling eastbound Interstate 70 in excess of 125 miles per hour.  Lewis subsequently eluded deputy, however was then located and arrested by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper in Montgomery County.  Lewis was transported to the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

 

·         On March 11, 2022, at 12:41 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated a disturbance involving weapons in the area of County Road 207.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Chance Williams, 28, of Fulton, MO for felony offenses of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Williams was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

 

·         On March 9, 2022, at 2:43 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the Fulton area.  During the patrol, the deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.  A vehicle passenger; Elizabeth Smith, 20, of Fulton, MO was subsequently arrested for Callaway County felony warrants for probation violations (original felony drug and weapon charges).  Smith was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody pending bond post.

 

·         On March 5, 2022, at 3:50 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy followed-up on a stealing investigation in the Tebbetts area.  As a result; Levi Land, 25, of Holts Summit, MO was arrested for Stealing, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later released with summons for Court appearance.  The Holts Summit Police Department assisted with the follow-up investigation.

 

·         On March 3, 2022, at 1:45 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Luke Jerozal, 37, of Russellville, MO for felony offenses of Burglary and Stealing.  The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation concerning the burglary of two business properties located in the New Bloomfield and Holts Summit area.  Jerozal was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.  The Cole County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation.

 

·         On March 1, 2022, at 2:33 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the State Road NN area.  During the course of the patrol, the deputy stopped William Salmons, 36, of Mokane, MO for a traffic violation.  Felony level controlled substances were located.  Salmons was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later released with summons for Court appearance. 

 

·         On February 28, 2022, at 3:48 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated a disturbance involving weapons in the State Road NN area.  During the course of the investigation, Taylor Newman, 24, of Fulton, MO was arrested for Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Newman was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to another facility.

 

·         On February 27, 2022, at 5:29 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the State Road D area.  During the course of the investigation, Robert Sewell, 40, of Williamsburg, MO was arrested reference a Callaway County felony warrant for probation violations (original stalking and assault charges).  Sewell remains in-custody at the Callaway County Jail, without bond, per Judge's Order.

 

·         On February 26, 2022, at 10:00 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of State Road WW.  During the course of the investigation; Justina Valente-Chula, 38, of Columbia, MO for Felony Stealing.  Valente-Chula remains in-custody at the Callaway County Jail, without bond, per Judge's Order.  Enedino Suastegui, 37, of Columbia, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).  Suastegui remains in-custody at the Callaway County Jail pending bond post.

 

·         On February 25, 2022, at 3:22 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy conducted an investigation in the Fulton area.  During the course of the investigation, the deputy located and arrested Jason Stack, 45, of Fulton, MO.  Stack was wanted reference a Callaway County felony probation warrant (original vehicle tampering and property damage charges).  Stack was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections. 

 




March 21, 2022

 

FULTON MAN HURT IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

A Fulton man had moderate injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment after being ejected from his motorcycle when it struck loose gravel. 30 year old Gregory S. Lander was eastbound on Route AA at County Road 4021 when that accident happened at 10:35 AM Sunday morning.

 

BOONVILLE MAN BADLY INJURED IN EXPLOSION OF HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

This past Thursday morning,  03/17/2022 at about 7:20 AM Boonville Police officers along with Cooper County Ambulance and Boonville Fire Department first responders, responded to a residence in the 900 block of Ravenel Street, for a 911 call about a patient with a badly bleeding cut to the hand. The police officers were the first to arrive at the residence where they discovered 43 year old Ryan Brooks had suffered serious injury to his hand and abdomen. While a police officer performed first aid, Ryan Brooks told the officer his injuries were caused by a “firecracker” which he made himself. Ryan Brooks was transported from the scene by ambulance to a hospital. An investigation ensued and officers learned that Ryan Brooks accidentally detonated a homemade explosive device inside the basement of the house while he was in the process of making the device. Officers seized from the home precursor chemicals and other paraphernalia used in the manufacturing of improvised explosive devices as well as methamphetamine and associated drug paraphernalia.  Officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in the investigation.

 

COLUMBIA MAN & MOBERLY WOMAN INDICTED FOR ARMED BUSINESS, BANK ROBBERIES

… Six Armed Robberies in Moberly, Mexico, Marshall, Hannibal, Pilot Grove, Boonville

A Columbia, Missouri, man and a Moberly, Mo., woman have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to commit armed robbery at four business and two banks in six different cities. Drake Adam Stockton-Kenney, 30, and Mary Catherine Sumter, 28, were charged in an eight-count indictment returned under seal on Wednesday, March 16, by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo. The indictment was unsealed and made public a short time afterwards following Sumter’s arrest. The federal indictment alleges that Stockton-Kenney and Sumter participated in an armed robbery conspiracy from Feb. 11 to Aug. 10, 2021. They allegedly stole at gunpoint $3,334 from Check into Cash in Moberly, Mo., on April 17, 2021; $297 from World Finance in Mexico, Mo., on May 4, 2021; $670 from Advance America in Marshall, Mo., on May 6, 2021; $200 from Check ‘n Go in Hannibal, Mo., on May 20, 2021; $8,690 from Alliant Bank in Pilot Grove, Mo., on June 2, 2021; and $22,027 from Alliant Bank in Boonville, Mo., on June 25, 2021. In each of those six armed robberies, the indictment says, Stockton-Kenney brandished a firearm pointed directly at employees. They allegedly used physical restraints to immobilize employees of World Finance and Check ‘n Go during those robberies. In addition to the conspiracy, Stockton-Kenney and Sumter are charged together in one count of business robbery, related to the Advance America robbery on May 6, 2021, and two counts of bank robbery. The other three robberies occurred outside the Western District of Missouri. Stockton-Kenney is also charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Columbia police officers seized a Taurus 9mm pistol from Stockton-Kenney’s residence when he was arrested on Aug. 10, 2021, in an unrelated state case. Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Stockton-Kenney has two prior felony convictions for burglary and prior felony convictions for tampering with a motor vehicle and robbery. The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence. This case is being prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the Boone County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Booneville, Mo., Police Department, the Columbia, Mo., Police Department, the Cooper County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Hannibal, Mo., Police Department, the Marion County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Marshall, Mo., Police Department, the Mexico, Mo., Police Department, the Moberly, Mo., Police Department, the Pilot Grove, Mo., Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

 

 




Weekend Report- March 19-20, 2022    

 

MAN HURT IN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WRECK

A Jefferson City man was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Friday morning in Cole County.  22 year old Colton Prey was on Country Club Drive when he failed to negotiate a curve, causing his truck to travel off the roadway and overturned.  He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

DRIVER INJURED IN WARREN COUNTY ACCIDENT  

A Montgomery City driver was injured in an accident that occurred at 4:35pm Friday in Warren County.  The patrol says that 54 year old John Burke was on Highway F when he lost control of his vehicle and it ran off the right side of the road and struck several trees.  He was transported by ambulance to SSM Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DOG CAUSES AUTOMOBILE CRASH IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

A dog running in the road caused an automobile crash Saturday morning in Franklin County.  The report states that 59 year old Marlys Wilcox was eastbound on I-44 when he swerved to avoid hitting a dog which was running in the road, causing his auto to begin to skid and rotate, crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck the median cable.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan for treatment.

 




March 17, 2022

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 

WOMAN INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Martinsburg woman was injured in an accident that occurred at around 6:15pm Wednesday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 54 year old Verna RisenHoover was on Highway U when she suffered a medical condition, causing her vehicle to travel off the east side of the roadway, strike a utility pole and came to rest in a ditch.  She was taken to Audrain Community Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Montgomery County has seen a study increase in the theft of catalytic converter. We have had numerous reports of catalytic converter theft just in the last couple weeks. Thieves have gone to the extent of stealing catalytic converters off of vehicles parked at the Montgomery County R-2 High School during schools hours. Please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office if you have any information that could help us put these thieves behind bars. You can call the Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours (M-F 8a-4p) at 573-564-8084 or call the Communications Center at 573-564-3378 and ask to speak with a deputy.

·         On March 5, 2022, Deputies were patrolling the area of Hoot Owl Holler road and observed a vehicle being operated recklessly on the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. Through the course of the stop, deputies discovered the driver’s driving privileges had been revoked and he had five prior convictions of driving while revoked. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges for Driving While Revoked.

·         On March 5, 2022, Deputies responded to the Middletown area for physical domestic. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the domestic had been heated earlier in the day and both parties had physically assaulted the other throughout the course of the day. Deputies also determined, due to the extent of the damage in the residence and the aggressiveness of the domestic, both parties had created a dangerous environment for the children. Both parties were arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges for Domestic Assault and Child Endangerment.

·         On March 10, 2022, Deputies were patrolling the area of Sunbeam Road when they were nearly hit by an oncoming vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. Deputies stopped the vehicle and after further investigation, arrested the driver for Motorist Failing to Exercise the Highest Degree of Care. A two truck was called and during the inventory of the vehicle, Deputies located a glass vial containing Methamphetamine. The driver was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Calls for the Week:

·         Domestic – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – Wellsville

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Citizen Assist – Montgomery City

·         Attempt to Contact – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Unknown

·         Assist Other Agency – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·         C & I – I 70

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Stolen Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Violation Exparte / Full Order – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Middletown

·         Alarm – High Hill

·         Suspicious Activity – New Florence

·         Suspicious Activity – McKittrick

·         911 Accidental – Bellflower

·         Fire – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Juvenile Complaint – Middletown

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Rhineland

·         Animal Complaint – Mineola

·         Domestic – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Wellsville

·         Fire – New Florence

·         Fire – Hermann

·         Fire – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – O’Fallon

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Fire – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Rhineland

·         Domestic – Middletown

·         Animal Complaint – Jonesburg

·         Citizen Assist – Jonesburg

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Assist Other Agency – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – New Florence

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Domestic – New Florence

·         Civil Matter – Montgomery City

·         Citizen Assist – Rhineland

·         Civil Matter – Wellsville

·         Citizen Assist – Middletown

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Civil Matter – Middletown

·         911 Open Line – Wellsville

·         Stealing – New Florence

·         Assist Other Agency – Middletown

·         911 Accidental – High hill

·         Disturbance – Bellflower

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Property Damage – New Florence

·         Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Pedestrian Check – New Florence

·         Medical – Wellsville

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Activity – Bellflower

·         Special Assignment – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Missing Child/Person – Danville

·         911 Accidental – I 70

·         Suspicious Person – Unknown

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Assist Other Agency – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – New Florence

·         Check Well Being – Big Spring

·         911 Open Line – I 70

·         Traffic Hazard – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         911 Open Line – Montgomery City

·         Fire – I 70

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Alarm – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Vehicle – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident - Montgomery City

·         Custody Dispute - Montgomery City

·         Stealing Motor Vehicle - Montgomery City

·         Violation of Order of Protection - Montgomery City

·         Domestic - Middletown

·         Possession of a Controlled Substance - High Hill

·         Driving While Revoked - New Florence

·         Juvenile Complaint - Middletown

·         Animal Complaint - Mineola

·         Assist Other Agency - Big Spring

·         Domestic Assault - Middletown

·         Citizen Assist - Jonesburg

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident - New Florence

·         Domestic Assault - Montgomery County

·         Sexual Misconduct - Rhineland

·         Child Custody Questions - Wellsville

·         Stealing - Montgomery County

·         Assist Children's Division - Middletown

·         Suicidal Subject - Bellflower

·         Assist MSHP – I-70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident - Danville

·         Abandoned Vehicle - Montgomery City

·         Pedestrian Check - New Florence

·         Accidental Injury - Montgomery County

·         Juvenile Issues – Montgomery City

·         Missing Juvenile - Danville

·         Check Wellbeing - Montgomery County

·         Property Damage - Wellsville

·         Animal Complaint – Bellflower

·         Possess Control Substance – New Florence 

 




March 16, 2022

 

ST. PATRICK’S DWI ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement organizations are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. This means that if you plan to drink, it’s essential that you plan ahead for a sober ride home. Remember: A sober driver is one who hasn’t had any alcohol. Even one drink can be one too many. St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, March 17, 2022 and traditionally is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, and this, unfortunately, means more drunk drivers on the roads. We understand people are looking for a reason to celebrate, and we want everyone to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, but we also want to impress upon everyone the importance of safe driving. Make the right choice, plan for a sober driver to give you and your friends a ride home. Before you put your keys in the ignition, remind yourself: “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.” The DWI Enforcement Campaign officially runs from March 16th through 20th, 2022.

 

FULTON WOMAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

A Fulton woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday night in Callaway County.  36 year old Jeana Peyla was on County Road 428 when she swerved to miss a deer in the roadway, causing her car to travel off the right side of the roadway and overturned into a creek.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A Middletown man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred at 5:35pm Tuesday in Pike County.  The patrol says that 48 year old Jason Oderio was riding his motorcycle on Highway 161 when he failed to navigate a curve and ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and was ejected from his motorcycle.  He was transported by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital Lincoln with serious injuries.

 




March 15, 2022  

 

FIRE DAMAGES COLUMBIA DUPLEX LEAVING TWO FAMILIES LOOKING FOR ANOTHER PLACE TO STAY

Firefighters from Columbia were dispatched to a duplex on Godas Circle close the Lake of the Woods exit off of Interstate 70 around 1:3O PM. Initial reports from the Columbia Fire Department say the fire appears to have originated in the basement area located on the back side of the building and from there flames went up to the main level of the 2 family home. Family members and their pets were able to get out safely and no injuries were reported. As a result of the damage, 2 families are now looking for another place to live. The investigation as to the cause of the blasé is underway.

 

COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

Columbia Fire Department personnel battled a residential structure fire early Sunday morning. The call came in at 12:30 am regarding a garage fire in the 4600 block of Royal Lytham Drive in Columbia. When crews arrived, they found heavy fire and smoke conditions in the garage area of the home and were able to bring the blasé under control in approximately 25 minutes. No word yet as to the cause or origin of the fire.

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI STATE BASKETBALL COMPETITION ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Special Olympics Missouri State Basketball Competition will bring more than 1,000 athletes and Unified Partners from across the state to St. Charles. This state-level event takes place Mar. 18 and 19, at various locations in the St. Charles area.  In order for this event to happen, Special Olympics Missouri is still in need of volunteers all weekend long. Volunteers are vital for the success of any Special Olympics event, and the State Basketball Competition takes nearly 200 volunteers to succeed. Whether they have prior sports knowledge or not, SOMO can put volunteers in the best position to make a difference and have a good time while they are at it.  Volunteers will be helping with scorekeeping for 3v3 and 5v5 basketball games.  Volunteer shifts are at various venues, including Hardin Middle School, Francis Howell North, Lutheran St. Charles, Duschene High School, Saint Charles West, Hyland Arena, and Jefferson Intermediate.  If you are interested in signing up to volunteer for this exciting event, you can view job descriptions and sign up online at Special Olympics Missouri (volunteerhub.com).  Signing up can be done quickly and easily, and is easily self-managed.  No prior knowledge is necessary to volunteer.  If someone is interested in volunteering, contact Alyssa Cress at 816-535-9991 or by emailing her at cress@somo.org.

 




March 14, 2022  

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO REPORTED BURGLARY WITH A WEAPON

 

At approximately 3:13 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, Columbia police officers responded to a reported burglary with a weapon in the 1300 block of Godas Drive in Columbia.  Officers located a 22-year old male victim who had sustained an apparent non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment. There were no other injuries reported during this incident, and there is no suspect information to provide. 

This is an ongoing investigation. There are no further details to provide at this time. If you know something, say something. If anyone has any information, they are encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

RICHMOND WOMAN INJURED IN WRECK DURING THE NOON HOUR SUNDAY

 

Troopers say a Richmond woman was taken to a Liberty Hospital after a crash at 12:45 pm Sunday afternoon on Route B, north east of 180th street in Ray County. According to the report, 66 year old Paul L. Rogers of Richmond was northbound when he swerved to avoid a farm tractor that was southbound in the northbound lane. His vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, went airborne and impacted the ground. The driver was not injured, however a passenger, 63 year old Cathy E. Rogers of Richmond had moderate injuries and was transported by Ray County EMS to Liberty Hospital for treatment.

 

 




Weekend Report- March 12-13, 2022    

 

WOMAN HURT IN FRIDAY MORNING WRECK

 

A woman was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Friday morning in Cooper County.  49 year old Tracie Petty of Vance, AL was eastbound on I-70 and traveling too fast for road conditions when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck the guardrail.  She was taken to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg for treatment of minor injuries.

 

TEENS INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

Two teens from Gerald, MO were injured in an accident that occurred at 1:30pm Saturday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 49 year old Wyatt Smith of Gerald was westbound on Antioch Road when he began to make a left turn onto Cedar Lane when his truck was struck in the front by a Ford Escape which was traveling eastbound on Antioch Road.  The 17 year old driver and his 15 year old passenger in the Ford Escape were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate and minor injuries respectively. 

 

NECAC SEEKS HOMEOWNERS FOR FREE RENOVATION PROGRAM

 

A Missouri agency is seeking homeowners for a do-it-yourself renovation program.  It’s called Self-Help Housing, and NECAC administers the USDA program in Lincoln, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Shelby and Warren counties. Participants must meet income guidelines. They’ll work with a NECAC construction supervisor, who will provide one-on-one instruction. Supplies and tools will be purchased by the program, but the labor will be contributed by the families and volunteers. Applicants may qualify if they make less than the following per year: One-person household, $27,180; two-person, 36,620; three-person, $46,060; four-person, $55,500. NECAC has been involved with Self-Help Housing since 1999.  If you’d like more information, call NECAC at 573-324-6622. The same program is available in other areas through different NECAC offices.

 

 




03/10/2022

 

SLOW MOVING SYSTEM TO BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW THURSDAY & FRIDAY

 

The first day of spring is less than two weeks away, but don’t say goodbye to winter just yet. The Missouri Department of Transportation urges drivers to be aware of changing road conditions both where you are and where you are going. Most forecast models show the entire state being impacted by varying amounts of accumulation and less-than-perfect road conditions. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said the snow that began overnight across Western and Northwestern Missouri will continue to spread eastward through the morning hours and will come to an end from northwest to southeast late Thursday night into Friday morning. Parts of Kansas City, northwards to the Bethany area, then east towards Trenton and Milan, then back to the southwest to include the Brookfield, Chillicothe, Carrollton and Lexington areas and back to the Kansas City metro is where the heaviest snowfall is expected with anywhere from 4” to 7” by the time it ends. 3” to 6” are forecast along the Missouri/Iowa border, Kirksville, Macon, Moberly, Edina, Shelbyville, Salisbury, Boonville, Marshall, Sedalia, Warsaw and back to Butler are in the 2” to 6” range, Columbia and Jefferson City and areas further to the east including Monroe City, Montgomery City, Hermann and the like are in the in the 1” to 3” range. All of the listening areas served by the Best Broadcast Group are under either a Winter Storm Warning or a Winter Weather Advisory through Friday morning and we can expect periods of no snow, periods of just flurries and periods of moderate to heavy snowfall. The snow will come to an end from northwest to southeast late Thursday night into Friday morning but between now and then expect very hazardous travel conditions. MoDOT crews will be working around-the-clock and will continue until roads are in mostly clear condition. Please slow down and be cautious of road crews and emergency vehicles and give them room to work. Check current Missouri road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org, or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 

SNOW RELATED CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD

 

With the snow slowly spreading across the area, you can expect a number of school closings and other weather related announcements between now and the time it ends. As usual we will be using our resources to keep you up to date on-the-air and on-line so make sure you keep listening and check our cancellations page on the station website. North Central Missouri College in Trenton made the decision to cancel in person classes on Wednesday because of the likelihood of inclement weather. NCMC is instead conducting virtual study today and all classes will be held online and offices/services available virtually. Campus buildings will not be open to the public, except the Ketcham Community Center will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 




03/09/2022

 

FIRE DAMAGES MEXICO HOME MONDAY

 

On Monday Afternoon around 12:37PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to a fire on Bougainville Drive.  A carport and storage area attached to the home were completely engulfed in flame with the fire moving into the kitchen of the home.  The fire was contained and extinguished in those areas with the carport and storage area being completely destroyed and the kitchen suffering significant fire damage.  The rest of the home had serious heat damage.  The residents indicated they had been having some electrical issues in the carport, storage and kitchen areas.  They stated they thought they smelled something burning and about a half hour later found flame entering the home from the carport.  No injuries were reported.  Residents of the home managed to get all the people and one pet out before conditions became too dangerous however four small dogs and two cats died as a result of the blasé.

 

STATEWIDE INITIATIVES PLANNED THIS MONTH TO MAKE ROADWAYS SAFER.

 

The Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety & Traffic Division and law enforcement agencies statewide are teaming up this month on several initiatives.  The initiatives are aimed at making the roadways safer and target two of the issues Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) has recognized as contributing significantly to deaths and serious injuries on our roadways; the lack of seatbelt use and impaired driving. The first initiative is the Buckle Up Blitz, which runs March 7th through March 14th.  The Missouri Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety determined that in 2021, 90% of all fatal crashes in the northeast portion of the state involved people who were not wearing seatbelts. The second is the St. Patrick’s Day DWI Enforcement Campaign, centered around the week of St. Patrick’s Day.  According to MODOT, 221 fatalities in 2020 involved a substance impaired driver.  While alcohol impaired driving has decreased through the years, impairment by other drugs has increased dramatically. The third initiative is the Youth Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign, March 15th through March 31st.  According to MODOT, in 2020, 74% of teens killed on Missouri roadways were not wearing a seatbelt. For more information about roadway safety visit: savemorelives.com/mcrs.

 

CITY OF COLUMBIA TO HOLD SPECIAL ELECTION

 

The Columbia City Council has voted to call a special election on the question of whether to impose a local use tax. The use tax would ensure that purchases from online venders located outside the state are subject to the same 2% local tax rate as those purchases made from venders in Columbia. A video to help residents learn more about Prop 1 and what it would mean for Columbia residents has been created and is available online at www.como.gov/use-tax

 

 




03/08/2022

 

STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL SCHEDULED FOR TODAY

 

The Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for this morning at 10 AM. It’s all part of Severe Weather Awareness Week underway all week long.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED WITH INJURY IN THE 100 BLOCK OF POPLAR HILL DRIVE THIS PAST SATURDAY

 

Columbia Police arrested Tyler Jacob Matthews, 21, of Columbia for two counts of assault, unlawful use of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest. On Saturday, March 5 at approximately 2 p.m., Columbia Police were dispatched to the area of the 100 block of Poplar Hill Drive in reference to a report of shots fired. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male armed with a rifle. Officers immediately ordered the subject to put the firearm down. The male, who was identified as Matthews, put the rifle down but resisted officers while he was taken into custody.  Officers located one adult male victim with an injury. He was found to be in stable condition. Emergency personnel arrived, performed patient care and transported the victim to a local hospital. 

This is an ongoing investigation being handled by the department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

DED RELEASES REQUEST FOR INFORMATION TO ASSESS NEEDS FOR ARPA-FUNDED PROJECTS STATEWIDE

 

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) introduced a Request for Information (RFI) that will assess the need for potential projects utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The RFI is a brief, online form that will assist DED in crafting grant guidelines, help determine funding allocations, and support Missouri’s efforts to efficiently deploy ARPA funding. DED encourages all interested entities to complete the RFI by Friday, March 18.

Full details are provided in the RFI form, including descriptions of prospective grant programs, such as Community Revitalization, Cell Towers, Local Tourism, Digital Literacy, Industrial Site Development, and Workforce Development programs. Form completion likely requires no more than 15 minutes, while a separate form should be submitted for each project type.

DED plans to allocate ARPA funds for several grant programs supporting a wide range of priority areas, including businesses, nonprofits, community development, broadband, and more. Citizen feedback is critical to ensuring programs have the highest impact possible for Missourians. Entities eligible to complete the RFI include businesses, nonprofits, local governments, cellular carriers, libraries, education institutions, and more.

For more on DED initiatives involving ARPA funding, visit ded.mo.gov/arpa

 




03/07/2022

 

PROPERTY DAMAGE IN NEW FLORENCE AT STORAGE FACILITY

 

The New Florence Police Department is asking for your help in identifying a vehicle and driver, who is a person of interest, in a Property Damage Investigation.  The property damage occurred on March 3, 2022, around 10:30 am at Hinkle Storage in New Florence, Mo. Further information was that the owner of Hinkle Storage pulled into the parking lot just as the suspect had finished cutting locks off of three storage units. The suspect was described as a white female in her 30's. The suspect fled the scene driving a, gray in color, late model Chevy pick-up truck, with a large dent on the driver's side bed. The suspect vehicle did not have any license plates attached to it. If you have any information that could help with solving this case, please contact Communications at 573-564-3378 and ask to speak with a New Florence Officer. A picture of the vehicle is posted on the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

 

THIRD JUVENILE DETAINED IN PEORIA, IL IN CONNECTION TO COLUMBIA HOMICIDE

 

The Columbia Police Department issued a news release on Friday indicating a third 16-year-old male juvenile of Columbia has been detained by the Peoria, IL Police Department for his involvement in the homicide that occurred at a residence in the 1800 block of McKee Street on Feb. 19th.  The juvenile was detained for the charges of first-degree murder, assault and armed criminal action and is in the custody of juvenile authorities in Peoria.  The first 16 year old juvenile was detained on February 22ndt and the second on February 24th. Police say the investigation is continuing.

 

MEXICO MAN IN AUDRAIN COUNTY JAIL AFTER FLEEING PATROL DURING TRAFFIC STOP

 

The Highway Patrol says a Mexico man is facing several charges after trying to flee from troopers during a traffic stop Wednesday night on US 54 in Audrain County near Audrain Road 844. David L Fuget, Jr has been charged with driving while revoked, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and failing to wear a seatbelt. According to the report the patrol had stopped a vehicle on Highway 54. That’s when the passenger ran off into a wooded area with an unknown object. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit assisted in locating the suspect in a field. Authorities also found a small case containing marijuana and methamphetamine.  The subject remains in the Audrain County jail.

 

 




Weekend Report- 03/05-03/06/2022   

 

ONE KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED IN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

A St. Louis man was killed in a wrong-way accident that occurred at around 3:45am Saturday in St. Louis County.  The patrol says that 42 year old Terrell Wallace was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-44 in lane 2 when his truck collided head-on with a freightliner driven by 45 year old George Ross of Highland, IN which was traveling in the right direction westbound in lane 2 of I-44.  Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene while Ross was taken to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

 

MAN INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY WRECK

 

A man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck early Saturday morning in Franklin County.  26 year old Trevor Buffer of Robertsville, MO was on Mill Hill Road and driving too fast for conditions when his vehicle ran off the east side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment.

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

 

A Clarksville driver was hurt in an early Friday morning crash in Pike County.  The report states that the automobile 39 year old Matthew Thies was driving struck a Chevron sign which went through the windshield and struck him in the face but he continued from the scene of the crash to his residence where he was contacted there after by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and then was taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 

 

            … from the Best Broadcast Group News Room

03/03/2022 

 

FATAL WRECK IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TUESDAY NIGHT

 

A fatal crash happened in Montgomery County Tuesday night. Troopers said 30 year old Cameron Turner of St. Louis was eastbound on I-70 at 9:37 pm at the 166.6 mile marker and struck the rear of a tractor trailer as it was slowing to turn into the eastbound rest area. The tractor trailer was driven by 59 year old Jose Hernandez of Denver, CO. Turner was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Montgomery County Coroner.

 

130 MPH VEHICLE PURSUIT ENDS WHEN SUSPECT CRASHES INTO DEPUTY IN KINGDOM CITY

 

On March 1, 2022, at 11:44 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a vehicle pursuit, on US Highway 54, near the south Fulton city limits. Fulton Missouri Police officers were attempting to stop the suspect vehicle, a black Mercedes passenger vehicle, for driving the wrong way on US Highway 54 at 110 miles per hour. The suspect vehicle subsequently turned around and traveled eastbound, eluding officers. Shortly after, a Callaway County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspect vehicle on US Highway 54 near the State Road HH interchange in north Fulton. A second vehicle pursuit ensued, traveling US Highway 54 to Kingdom City. The suspect vehicle then traveled westbound Interstate 70, reaching speeds of 130 miles per hour. Once reaching the State Road Z interchange of Interstate 70 in Boone County, the Callaway County deputy terminated the pursuit. Columbia Police Department officers then observed the suspect vehicle near the 126 mile marker of Interstate 70 in Columbia. There, the suspect vehicle turned around and traveled eastbound Interstate 70 back toward Callaway County. At 12:09 AM (March 2, 2022), a Callaway County deputy observed the vehicle entering Callaway County on eastbound Interstate 70. A third vehicle pursuit entailed; traveling to Kingdom City and then US Highway 54 to Holts Summit at 125 miles per hour.  Once reaching Holts Summit, a Holts Summit Police Department officer deployed tire deflation devices, which the suspect vehicle struck. At the State Road AA/OO interchange in Holts Summit, the suspect vehicle turned around and went the opposite way on US Highway 54. Near New Bloomfield, at the County Road 348 intersection, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy deployed additional tire deflation devices, which the suspect vehicle struck. The suspect vehicle again traveled through Fulton and once reaching the County Road 220 intersection just south of Kingdom City, the suspect vehicle began traveling in the wrong lanes of US Highway 54. Upon reaching Kingdom City, additional Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies were present and the suspect vehicle struck a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s vehicle and became disabled. The deputy was not injured. The driver, George Cambronero, 41, of San Tan Valley, Arizona was arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail. At last report the suspect remains in-custody for numerous probable cause felony charges (to include resisting arrest and possession of methamphetamine). A Court arrest warrant has been requested.

 

JEFFERSON CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORN POSSESSION

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control arrested Patrick M. Lockett, 38, of Jefferson City, Missouri, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, for promoting and possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit and the Missouri Digital Forensic Center. On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, investigators executed a search warrant at Lockett’s residence on Diamond Ridge, in Jefferson City. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Lockett was arrested and transported to the Cole County Jail. On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the Cole County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Lockett with one count of promoting child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. Lockett remains in custody at the Cole County Jail with no bond. The Patrol was assisted by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Jefferson City Police Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 

 

            … from the Best Broadcast Group News Room

03/02/2022


MEMPHIS MO WOMAN DEAD AFTER HUSBAND BACKS OVER HER WHILE SUFFERING MEDICAL INCIDENT

A tragic UTV accident late Tuesday morning resulted in the death of a woman from Memphis, MO. The incident happened at 11:45 a.m. at a farm on Scotland County Route C, seven miles northwest of Memphis. The patrol identified the victim as Diane K. Snyder, 68, of Memphis. State troopers said Snyder's husband, Jerald Snyder, 66, also of Memphis, experienced a medical incident and backed over his wife. Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney said the tragedy happened inside the couple's horse barn where the woman was behind the UTV getting ready to load a couple of bales of hay to feed their horses. That’s when the victims husband, Jerald suffered a medical issue, became unconscious and fully accelerated in reverse, running over his wife. The sheriff said her head became pinned between the UTV and a horse stable. Whitney pronounced Diane Snyder dead at the scene at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Jerald Snyder was taken by ambulance to Scotland County Hospital for treatment.

 

TWO MIDDLETOWN DRIVERS INVOLVED IN WRECK IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TUESDAY

Troopers said a two vehicle crash on MO 161 at Route CC in Montgomery County sent two people to the hospital. 83 year old Joy Leistritz was eastbound just after 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and attempting to cross the highway when she pulled out in front of a southbound auto driven by 30 year old Jeffrey Poindexter. Both drivers are from Middletown and both were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY SENT ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL

The patrol said 66 year old Gary Relford of Auxvasse received minor injuries and was transported by Callaway County EMS to Boone Hospital in Columbia after his westbound pickup traveled off the left side of the highway and struck a mailbox. That crash happened on Route B, just west of Route A in Callaway county at 7:00 pm Tuesday night.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPONDED TO DISTURBANCE WITH BARRICADED SUBJECT AT OAK TOWERS EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

On Tuesday, March 1 at approximately 5:40 a.m., Columbia Police responded to a report of a verbal disturbance at a residence inside Oak Towers, 700 N. Garth Ave.  Patrol officers arrived and made contact with an adult male who had barricaded himself inside his residence. Officers confirmed that the subject already had fired shots and that shots continued to be fired during the incident, so they established a secure perimeter. There were no injuries resulting from the subject, nor did Columbia Police discharge their firearms.  CPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and SWAT responded due to the public safety concern.  A negotiator with the CNT established effective communication with the subject which caused him to be taken into custody without further incident.  The subject was transported to a local health facility for evaluation. After receiving appropriate health services, the subject will be arrested for armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

 

MISSOURI SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IS MARCH 7TH – 11TH, 2022 – STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL SCHEDULED FROR TUESDAY, MARCH 8th

 March 7 to 11, the National Weather Service, State Emergency Management Agency and local emergency managers encourage Missourians to learn more about severe weather and how to protect themselves during Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Missouri’s annual Statewide Tornado Drill will also be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. (Some Missouri communities may choose to conduct the drill on a different day due to conflicting local events. At 10:00 a.m. on the day of the tornado drill, NOAA Weather Radios set to receive the Routine Weekly Tests (RWTs) will alert listeners that the tornado drill has begun. Outdoor warning sirens will also sound across participating Missouri communities. At that time, participants should practice taking cover in their designated shelter. Schools, businesses and families are all encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill. Educators are encouraged to use the tornado drill as an opportunity to include tornado facts, meteorological information and safety tips into their lesson plans. NWS provides safety tips and educational information about tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, lightning and the importance of NOAA Weather Radios on its Severe Weather Awareness Week page: https://www.weather.gov/lsx/severeweek

  • Monday, March 7 – Receive Weather Information Day

  • Tuesday, March 8 – Tornado Safety Day

  • Wednesday, March 9 – Lightning Safety Day

  • Thursday, March 10 – Hail/Wind Safety Day

  • Friday, March 11 – Flood Safety Day

More information can be found on Missouri's Stormaware.mo.gov website, which includes detailed videos about how to take shelter from tornadoes in specific locations, how to avoid flash flooding dangers and useful information about tornado sirens and weather alert radios. Missourians are also encouraged to utilize Missouri’s Ready in 3 Program to create a plan, prepare a kit, and listen for information regarding severe weather emergencies right here. All Best Broadcast Group Stations will be participating in Tuesday’s drill.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

                                    . . . From the Best Broadcast Group Newsroom

March 1, 2022 

 

KITCHEN FIRE EXTENGUISHED IN MEXICO SATURDAY

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 at approximately 11:01AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to Rock Springs Drive in reference to a fire in the kitchen of a home.  Responding personnel found fire on a stovetop and the immediate area around it.  The fire was contained and extinguished in that area.  The cabinetry around the stove suffered moderate fire damage but the rest of the home not damaged.  The resident stated she was heating a pan on the stove to begin cooking then stepped away for a short time.  She then realized there was a fire in the kitchen and called MPSD.  There were no injuries from the incident.

 

CARROLLTON MAN KILLED WHEN HIS PICKUP  GOES OFF ROADWAY AND OVERTUNES INTO POND

A Carrollton man died this past Friday morning around 10:30 am  in a single vehicle crash in Adair County. The patrol said 72 year old Gerald L. Craig was northbound on Highway 11 about 7 miles  southwest of Kirksville when his pickup  ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned into a pond. He was pronounced dead at the scene of that crash.

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

                                 Incidents, Arrests and MORE …

 

                Incident Reports:

  • LCSO has completed an investigation on alleged child abuse from September 2021 where we received information of the alleged crime in February 2022.  We have forwarded that information to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

  • February 26 LCSO at 11:30 p.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle on U.S. 65 and U.S. 36 for no headlights.  Investigation resulted in the arrest of Jordan Tyler Stewart-Humphrey, 23, Hale for alleged Driving While Intoxicated-Prior Offender, Driving While Revoked and No Auto Insurance.  Suspect was processed and cited at the Law Enforcement Center.

  • February 27 around noon LCSO was dispatched to an address in Wheeling as family returned home and found a relative deceased.  Preliminary investigation strongly suggests suicide.  A Deputy Coroner was summoned to the scene.  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends.

  • February 28 about 12: a.m. LCSO responded to an address in Wheeling regarding a physical altercation between parent and child.  Investigation resulted in the arrest of Traci Jo Jones, 40, Wheeling for alleged Domestic Assault-3rd degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Ms. Jones was transported to Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending warrant.

     

    Most Wanted Updates:

  • Arrested February 12:

  • Christopher M. Rader, 42, by Boone County authorities on Livingston County arrest warrants for alleged case 21LV-CR00628 class D felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and class E felony Tampering with Physical Evidence in Felony Prosecution.  Case #19LV-CR00716-01 for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.    Mr. Rader will be extradited at earliest opportunity.

  • Added February 15:

  • Daquan O. Pierce, 27, Chicago, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for Alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Illegal Use of a Card Scanner and class B misdemeanor Excessive Speed 26 or more over speed limit.  Bond denied on case #19DV-CR00144-02.  Warrant shows alleged probation violation includes #1 Laws violation, failed to report all arrests to Probation and Parole Office, Condition #7 Weapons, by committing the offenses of Possession of a Firearm with Defaced Serial Number and Resisting Arrest. LCSO Jail Management Records shows Mr. Pierce was incarcerated on this warrant September 18 through October 08, 2020 and was released on bond.

  • Arrested February 22:

  • Brandon Gage Gentile, 18, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant 21LV-CR00391-01 for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Tampering with Motor Vehicle-1st degree and class D felony Burglary-2nd degree.  Bond set at $20,000.

  • Craig Herbert Wilson, 20, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant 22LV-CR00062 for alleged class E felony Failure to Appear.  Bond set at $2,500.

  • Christopher Eugene Moss, 29, Breckenridge, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant 22LV- CR00063 for alleged class E felony Failure to Appear.  Bond set at $2,500.

  • Added February 23:

  • Jamie Dawn Hughes, 32, Norborne, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant 21LV-CR00345-01 for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Bond set at $20,000.

  • Added February 28:

  • Tiffany Latouria Midgyett, 32, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey Judge's Order on original class D felony Tampering with a Motor Vehicle-1st degree.

  • Joseph Brett Murphy, 39, Lexington, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Driving While Revoked/Suspended.

     

    Other Arrests:

  • February 14 LCSO served a civil warrant/commitment on Kevin Daniel Sullivan, 33, Chillicothe from the Circuit Court.  Mr. Sullivan was taken to the Chariton County Jail and later posted the required bond and was released.

  • February 15 at 8:06 a.m. a deputy made a vehicle stop for expired September 2021 registration.  The stop resulted in the arrest of Shawn Troy Fisher-Graves, 51, Chillicothe, for alleged Driving While Suspended and Failure to Register Motor Vehicle.  Mr. Graves was processed at the Law Enforcement Center and released on summons to appear in court March 16.

  • On February 19 about 12:01 a.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle for 88 in a 60 on U.S. 65 near LIV 216.  Investigation resulted in the arrest of Terrence Raymond Feeney, 60, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Intoxicated and Speeding.  Mr. Feeney was processed at the Law Enforcement Center and released on summons to appear in court March 30. February 23 LCSO arrested Jesse J. Deshazier, 41, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class C felony Delivery of Controlled Substance.  Bond set at $5,000.  Mr. Deshazier was processed and posted bond at the Law Enforcement Center.

  • February 23 about 11:00 a.m. LCSO served a Clinton County arrest warrant in Dawn on Lacey Leanne Stith, 36, Dawn, wanted for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original class B misdemeanor Failure to Register Motor Vehicle and class D misdemeanor No Auto Insurance.  Ms. Lacey was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of $1,000 bond.

     

                    Citations:

  • February 11 at 4:14 p.m. a Breckenridge driver was cited for 65 in a 45 on Old Highway 190.

  • February 13 at 4:45 a Kansas driver was cited for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica.

  • February 21 at 12:43 p.m. a Tarkio driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Wheeling Junction.

  • February 22 at 3:08 p.m. a Maryland driver was issued a citation for 87 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Wheeling.

  • February 23 at 9:57 a.m. a Chicago driver was cited for 99 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville Junction.

  • February 27 at 9:15 a.m. a New Mexico driver was cited for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.

  • February 27 at 9:33 a.m. a Kansas City driver was cited for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.

  • February 27 at 9:45 p.m. a Liberty driver was cited for no auto insurance on U.S. 36 at LIV 261.

  • February 27 at 10:00 p.m. a Topeka driver was cited for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at LIV 261.

     

                    Additional Information:

  • February 10 LCSO extradited Joshua Steven Knouse, 33, from Randolph County Sheriff on Livingston County arrest warrants for alleged Failure to Obey Judges Order on original Domestic Assault, Failure to Appear in Court and Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle.  Mr. Knouse was transferred to Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

  • February 23 LCSO extradited Shelby Marie Barnett, 26, from the Clay County Sheriff on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on Domestic Assault-4th degree.  Ms. Barnett was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of $10,000 bond.

  • February 25 LCSO extradited Trenell Beard, 49, from the Missouri Department of Corrections on warrant from Livingston County on alleged 2 felony counts of Possession of Controlled Substance.  Mr. Beard was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of bond.

  • LCSO has remained busy working on several investigations including on-going death investigations.

  • In 2021 the LCSO spent $27,861.75 on fuel for patrol vehicles.  The sheriff had contracted 1,000 gallons of fuel per month with MFA for $1.89 per gallon.  The LCSO ended up using roughly 1,050 galls on fuel per month with MFA.   Some fuel had to be purchased at market value and some was purchased elsewhere on extraditions and training.

  • Recent LCSO Poll asked if convicted sex offenders should be required to register with the county sheriff in Missouri for life?  Results shows 77.8% said Yes, 14.4% said No, 6.7% said I Don't Know and the remainder had No Opinion. 

  • Currently the LCSO has 52 detainees in custody.

     

    25 ARRESTED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY  FOR FELONY OFFENSES AS A DIRECT RESULT OF DEPUTY PATROLS AND INVESTIGATIONS

    02/27/2022


    Harley Mantle, 39, of Fulton, MO

  • On February 22, 2022, at 3:10 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the Kingdom City area.  During the course of the patrol, the deputy located Harley Mantle, 39, of Fulton, MO.  Mantle was wanted reference a Missouri Department of Corrections felony probation violation warrant.  Mantle was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody without bond, pending further Court action.


    Jerry Friend, 39, of Fulton, MO

  • On February 22, 2022, at 12:26 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the State Road O area.  During the course of the investigation, deputies contacted Jerry Friend, 39, of Fulton, MO.  Friend was wanted reference a felony Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) warrant for state parole violations.  Friend was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to MDOC custody.


    Cassandra Albright, 25, of Fulton, MO

  • On February 21, 2022, at 3:35 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 220.  During the course of the investigation, methamphetamine was located.  Cassandra Albright, 25, of Kingdom City, MO was arrested.  Albright was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Albright remains in-custody pending bond post.


    Matthew Hoppe, 47, of Columbia, MO

  • On February 21, 2022, at 1:26 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies were notified of a vehicle pursuit along eastbound Interstate 70 from Columbia, involving the Boone County Sheriff's Office.  Near the Interstate 70 - State Road M/HH interchange west of Kingdom City, Callaway County deputies became involved.  The pursuit ultimately traveled northbound on State Road M, east on State Road E, and then north onto County Road 245.  Near County Road 2002, Callaway County deputies assumed primary lead in the pursuit.  Ultimately, the pursuit entered Audrain County and traveled several county roads.  The vehicle ultimately crashed and the driver, identified as Matthew Hoppe, 47, of Columbia, MO fled on foot.  With the assistance of a Callaway County Sheriff's Office K9 unit (K9 IRO) and a Callaway County Sheriff's Office UAS (drone) operator, Hoppe was located hiding in a field.  Hoppe was taken into custody and released to the custody of Boone County Sheriff's Office deputies.


Sunshine Scott, 44, of Holts Summit & ssac Carey, 43, of Holts Summit, MO

  • On February 15, 2022, at 8:44 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) deputies, in conjunction with the MUSTANG drug task force and CCSO Special Response Team, executed a drug related search warrant in the 900 block of South Summit Drive near Holts Summit.  The search warrant had been obtained as the result of an ongoing Sheriff's Office felony drug investigation.  Subsequently, methamphetamine and other felony level drugs were located.  Sunshine Scott, 44, of Holts Summit, MO and Isaac Carey, 43, of Holts Summit, MO were arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Both later posted bond at the Callaway County Jail.


    Daryl Lincoln, 66, of O'Fallon, MO

  • On February 15, 2022, at 9:45 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Daryl Lincoln Sr., 66, of O'Fallon, MO for (felony) Stalking 1st.  The arrest was the result of an ongoing Sheriff's Office investigation in the Williamsburg and Fulton areas.  Lincoln later posted bond at the Callaway County Jail.


    Christopher Campbell, 29, of Jefferson City, MO

  • On February 15, 2022, at 12:37 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated a burglary offense in the State Road OO area near Holts Summit.  As a result of the investigation; Christopher Campbell, 29, of Jefferson City, MO was arrested for (felony) Burglary.  Campbell later posted bond at the Callaway County Jail.  The Cole County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation.


    Aaron Raps, 32, of Holts Summit, MO

  • On February 14, 2022, at 9:58 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies followed-up on a criminal investigation in the Holts Summit area.  During the course of the investigation; Aaron Raps, 32, of Holts Summit, MO was arrested for (felony) Assault and Felony Tampering with a Victim/Witness.  Raps was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail where he remains in-custody, without bond, pending later Court bond review and setting.


Thomas Seay, 34, of Fulton, MO & Tiffany Littrell, 31, of  Fulton, MO

·         (JUVENILE), 17, of Fulton, MO

  • On February 14, 2022, at 12:06 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies investigation a vehicle theft offense in the area of State Road NN.  During the course of the investigation; Thomas Seay, 34, of Fulton, MO; Tiffany Littrell, 31, of Fulton, MO; and a 17 year old juvenile were arrested for Stealing a Motor Vehicle.  Seay remains in-custody at the Callaway County Jail without bond, pending later Court bond review and setting.  Littrell posted bond.  The juvenile was relinquished to the custody of 13th Circuit Juvenile Office authorities.


    Charlie Walters, 44, of California, MO

  • On February 11, 2022, at 1:44 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the State Road J area near New Bloomfield.  During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy spotted a vehicle associated with Charlie Walters, 44, of California, MO.  Walters was wanted reference numerous Cole County and Moniteau County felony warrants for offenses including; but not limited to:  Stealing, Escape, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest.  The vehicle was stopped, resulting in Walters being located and arrested.  Walters was transported to the Cole County Jail.


    Holli Burgess, 52, of Fulton, MO

  • On February 11, 2022, at 6:12 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) deputies, in conjunction with the MUSTANG drug task force, the CCSO Special Response Team and the Fulton Police Department, executed a drug related search warrant in the 900 block of East Avenue in Fulton.  The search warrant had been obtained as the result of an ongoing Sheriff's Office felony drug investigation.  Subsequently, methamphetamine was located.  Holli Burgess, 52, of Fulton, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.

     

    Eugene Vlad, 31, of Fulton, MO

  • On February 10, 2022, at 8:52 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Eugene Vlad, 31, of Fulton, MO for the felony offenses of Rape and Sodomy.  The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation in the Millersburg and Fulton area.  Vlad was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.


    Carol Birky-Stewart, 58, of Fulton, MO

  • On February 8, 2022, at 11:14 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office K9 unit was proactively patrolling State Road F. During the course of the proactive patrol; Carol Birky-Stewart, 58, of Fulton, MO was stopped for a traffic violation.  Subsequently, Birky-Stewart was arrested for Felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Birky-Stewart was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for Court appearance.


Jason Stack, 45, of Fulton, MO & Timothy Johnson, 46, of Williamsburg, MO

  • On February 7, 2022, at 10:34 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a stealing investigation (involving the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles) in the State Road HH area.  As a result of the investigation; Jason Stack, 45, of Fulton, MO was arrested for Felony Stealing and Felony Property Damage.  Timothy Johnson, 46, of Williamsburg, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Both were booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released upon bond posting.


    Dylan McGrath, 24, of Columbia, MO

  • On February 6, 2022, at 7:17 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation near Old Highway 40, adjacent to the Boone County line.  During the course of the investigation, methamphetamine was discovered.  Dylan McGrath, 24, of Columbia, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, in addition to an outstanding Callaway County warrant.  McGrath remains in-custody at the Callaway County Jail pending bond post.


    Latasia Cowans, 36, of Fulton, MO

  • On February 4, 2022, at 3:53 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the State Road O area.  During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped Latasia Cowans, 36, of Fulton, MO for a traffic violation.  Methamphetamine was subsequently discovered.  Cowans was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.


    Thomas Todd, 38, of Kingdom City, MO

  • On February 1, 2022, at 9:44 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated a residential burglary offense, including the theft of a motor vehicle and firearms, in the County Road 405 area.  As the result of a subsequent criminal investigation; Thomas (Tommy) Todd, 38, of Kingdom City, MO was arrested for the felony offenses of Burglary, Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, Stealing, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Todd later posted bond. 


    Terrance Smith, 40, of Fulton, MO

  • On January 31, 2022, at 3:51 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the 3000 block of Gold Road, Kingdom City.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Terrance Smith, 40, of Fulton, MO reference numerous felony warrants; namely, a Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) warrant for state parole violation, a Callaway County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and a Clay County warrant for Non-Support.  Additionally, Smith was arrested for a felony stealing offense at a local Kingdom City business.  Smith was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the custody of MDOC.


    Phillip Ward, 46, of Kingdom City, MO

  • On January 31, 2022, at 11:06 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the 3000 block of Gold Road, Kingdom City.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located Phillip Ward, 46, of Kingdom City, MO.  Ward was wanted reference a Callaway County warrant for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Ward was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.


    Lauren Conatser, 27, of Columbia, MO

  • On January 30, 2022, at 7:58 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a felony stealing investigation in the Mokane area.  As a result of the investigation; Lauren Conatser, 27, of Columbia, MO was arrested for Felony Stealing.  Conatser was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for Court appearance.


    Janine Trubiano, 55, of Kingdom City, MO

  • On January 29, 2022, at 5:09 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the 5000 block of Jade Road.  During the proactive patrol; Janine Trubiano, 55, of Kingdom City, MO was stopped for a traffic violation.  Methamphetamine was subsequently discovered.  Trubiano was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later released with summons for Court appearance.

     

    *** The Callaway County Sheriff and his staff continue to work with other law enforcement agencies and community partners to curb criminal activity throughout the county.   Citizens are reminded they can anonymously report criminal activity to Crimestopper's at 573-592-2474 or online at www.callawaysheriff.org. ***

     

    CONGRATULATIONS TO WRIGHT FUNERAL HOME ON 75 YEARS OF SERVICE

    Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield is celebrating 75 years of service to Linn County families. It came into being in 1947 when Harold and Elizabeth Wright purchased Rusk Funeral Home which had originated in Brookfield in 1888. In 1960, another partner in the business came on board and Brother’s Funeral Homes in Laclede, Linneus and Meadville were acquired. By 1976 there were 6 locations in the area including Brookfield, Linneus, Laclede, Meadville, Browning and Milan. In 1995, Hill Funeral Home merged with Wright Funeral Home and Wright Baker Hill Funeral Home opened at the current location. Various family members and others have worked in the business over the years.  On January 1st, 2018 another change came about when the Wright family consisting of Robin and Linda (Wright) Black, Patricia Wright, an Jim and Julie Wright purchased the remaining interest in the partnership and changed the name back to Wright Funeral Home which is the name that was used when it all started 75 years ago. Congratulations to the Wright family  at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield and thank you for 75 years of dedication to the families of Linn and surrounding counties.

     




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 

 

            … from the Best Broadcast Group News Room

02/28/2022

 

STOLEN FIREARM RECOVERED BY FULTON POLICE AFTER TRAFFIC STOP

During the early morning hours on Sunday, 02/27/2022, Officers of the Fulton Police Department were proactively patrolling the area of Hospital Drive and State Road F and around 1:22 am conducted a stop of a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the course of the stop a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed multiple firearms and marijuana. One of the firearms was reported stolen in Memphis TN. The driver of the vehicle, 25 year old Richard Broadnax of Memphis, TN fled on foot from officers and was taken into custody after a foot chase.  A passenger of the vehicle, 18 year old Randy Robinson, also of Memphis, TN  was taken into custody for possession of a stolen firearm.  Both subjects were processed and transported to the Callaway County Jail pending bond.

 

SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT ON TALON DRIVE 02/16/2022 AND NUMEROUS OTHER CHARGES

Columbia Police have arrested Timothy S. Ellis, 35, of Columbia, for first degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon for his involvement in the shots fired incident on Talon Drive on February 16th  and has also been charged with several other felony’s related to an attempted traffic stop of Ellis on Friday, 2/25/2022. Those additional charges included a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, trafficking narcotics, and distribution of narcotics. Those charges came about when Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop at approximately 2:30 pm Friday in the area of Paris and Mexico Gravel Roads as there was an arrest warrant for Ellis relating to the shots fired with injury incident in the 600 block of Talon Drive. Ellis initially stopped his vehicle but then fled at a high rate of speed, traveling north on Brown Station Road, when he collided with a vehicle occupied by a driver and passenger in the 3300 block of Brown Station Road.  After the collision, Ellis exited his vehicle and discharged a firearm, striking himself in the leg, but continued to flee on foot. Officers were able to apprehend him a short distance away and began providing medical care until EMS arrived. He was transported to a local hospital where he was put in emergency surgery for his gunshot wound.  The occupants of the vehicle Ellis struck were transported to a local hospital. They were considered to be in stable condition when transported from the scene by EMS. Adrian Eugene Bradshaw, Jr., 31, of Kansas City, MO was the first suspect arrested  for assault, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and possession of narcotics in connection to the Talon Drive shots fired incident.

 

KNOX CITY HOME DISTROYED BY FIRE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

Area firefighters responded to a fire at 302 East Edina Street in Knox City at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. KTVO and KTVO dot com reported that the homeowner said his 4-year old niece was awake watching television when the power went out and the room filled with smoke. The 4-year-old then woke up the family, allowing them to evacuate in time. The homeowner attempted to put out the fire, but was unsuccessful. Knox City Rural Fire Department Chief Todd Goodwin reported that there were no injuries. Chief Goodwin said that the home was a total loss. The Edina Sentinel reported that the homeowner thinks the fire started near a wood-burning stove, but according to Chief Goodwin the cause of the fire was electrical. Firefighters from Knox City, Edina, and LaBelle responded.

 

BROOKFIELD DRIVER INJURED IN SUNDAY CRASH

The Highway Patrol said a Brookfield resident, 65 year old Norman L. Duncan received minor injuries in a single vehicle crash Sunday morning around 11 am on MO 11, 3 miles east of Brookfield. According to the report, Duncan was southbound when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and down an embankment. The vehicle then struck a tree and overturned. Duncan was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. The Brookfield Police and Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

 

TEEN KILLED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT 

A Ballwin teen was killed in an accident that occurred at around 1am Friday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 18 year old Justin Tognozzi was westbound on I-70 when he lost control on the ice-covered roadway and struck a freightliner which was stopped due to a previous crash which was blocking the road.  The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

MAN INJURED IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

Another crash happened Friday morning in Callaway County due to the ice-covered road as 20 year old Aidan Harley of Mexico was on Route E when he lost control of his car and it traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He sustained minor injuries in the crash. 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 

 

            … from the Best Broadcast Group News Room

02/28/2022

 

STOLEN FIREARM RECOVERED BY FULTON POLICE AFTER TRAFFIC STOP

During the early morning hours on Sunday, 02/27/2022, Officers of the Fulton Police Department were proactively patrolling the area of Hospital Drive and State Road F and around 1:22 am conducted a stop of a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the course of the stop a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed multiple firearms and marijuana. One of the firearms was reported stolen in Memphis TN. The driver of the vehicle, 25 year old Richard Broadnax of Memphis, TN fled on foot from officers and was taken into custody after a foot chase.  A passenger of the vehicle, 18 year old Randy Robinson, also of Memphis, TN  was taken into custody for possession of a stolen firearm.  Both subjects were processed and transported to the Callaway County Jail pending bond.

 

SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT ON TALON DRIVE 02/16/2022 AND NUMEROUS OTHER CHARGES

Columbia Police have arrested Timothy S. Ellis, 35, of Columbia, for first degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon for his involvement in the shots fired incident on Talon Drive on February 16th  and has also been charged with several other felony’s related to an attempted traffic stop of Ellis on Friday, 2/25/2022. Those additional charges included a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, trafficking narcotics, and distribution of narcotics. Those charges came about when Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop at approximately 2:30 pm Friday in the area of Paris and Mexico Gravel Roads as there was an arrest warrant for Ellis relating to the shots fired with injury incident in the 600 block of Talon Drive. Ellis initially stopped his vehicle but then fled at a high rate of speed, traveling north on Brown Station Road, when he collided with a vehicle occupied by a driver and passenger in the 3300 block of Brown Station Road.  After the collision, Ellis exited his vehicle and discharged a firearm, striking himself in the leg, but continued to flee on foot. Officers were able to apprehend him a short distance away and began providing medical care until EMS arrived. He was transported to a local hospital where he was put in emergency surgery for his gunshot wound.  The occupants of the vehicle Ellis struck were transported to a local hospital. They were considered to be in stable condition when transported from the scene by EMS. Adrian Eugene Bradshaw, Jr., 31, of Kansas City, MO was the first suspect arrested  for assault, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and possession of narcotics in connection to the Talon Drive shots fired incident.

 

KNOX CITY HOME DISTROYED BY FIRE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

Area firefighters responded to a fire at 302 East Edina Street in Knox City at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. KTVO and KTVO dot com reported that the homeowner said his 4-year old niece was awake watching television when the power went out and the room filled with smoke. The 4-year-old then woke up the family, allowing them to evacuate in time. The homeowner attempted to put out the fire, but was unsuccessful. Knox City Rural Fire Department Chief Todd Goodwin reported that there were no injuries. Chief Goodwin said that the home was a total loss. The Edina Sentinel reported that the homeowner thinks the fire started near a wood-burning stove, but according to Chief Goodwin the cause of the fire was electrical. Firefighters from Knox City, Edina, and LaBelle responded.

 

BROOKFIELD DRIVER INJURED IN SUNDAY CRASH

The Highway Patrol said a Brookfield resident, 65 year old Norman L. Duncan received minor injuries in a single vehicle crash Sunday morning around 11 am on MO 11, 3 miles east of Brookfield. According to the report, Duncan was southbound when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and down an embankment. The vehicle then struck a tree and overturned. Duncan was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. The Brookfield Police and Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

 

TEEN KILLED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT 

A Ballwin teen was killed in an accident that occurred at around 1am Friday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 18 year old Justin Tognozzi was westbound on I-70 when he lost control on the ice-covered roadway and struck a freightliner which was stopped due to a previous crash which was blocking the road.  The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

MAN INJURED IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

Another crash happened Friday morning in Callaway County due to the ice-covered road as 20 year old Aidan Harley of Mexico was on Route E when he lost control of his car and it traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He sustained minor injuries in the crash. 




Weekend Report- February 26-27, 2022  

 

TEEN KILLED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT  

 

A Ballwin teen was killed in an accident that occurred at around 1am Friday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 18 year old Justin Tognozzi was westbound on I-70 when he lost control on the ice-covered roadway and struck a freightliner which was stopped due to a previous crash which was blocking the road.  The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

MAN INJURED IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

 

Another crash happened Friday morning in Callaway County due to the ice-covered road as 20 year old Aidan Harley of Mexico was on Route E when he lost control of his car and it traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He sustained minor injuries in the crash. 

  

MOTORCYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

 

A man was seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck Saturday night in Camden County.  It happened at around 9:45pm as 25 year old Sean Lindsay of Linn Creek, MO was making a left turn and traveling too fast when it overturned, ejecting him from the motorcycle.  He was transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 

 

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February 25, 2022

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ICY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS QUICKLY RESULT IN SEVERAL VEHICLE CRASHES

Slick driving conditions due to snow covered and icy roads resulted in several vehicle crashes in the area Thursday. The highway patrol reported 44 year old Bonnie Brantner of Edina had serious injuries when a southbound car driven by 44 year old Roger Brantner of Edina went out of control on snow covered US 63, 4 miles north of Macon at 11:45 am Thursday and slid off into the median and struck two MoDot signs. The woman was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment. Around that same time, an out of state passenger received minor injuries in a single vehicle crash in Marion County on US 36, 2 miles west of Hannibal when the driver lost control on the snow covered highway. The vehicle went off the road and overturned. KTVO reported an icy mist caused a rollover crash and three slide-offs within a matter of minutes Thursday afternoon on a stretch of Highway 63 near Millard. A small pickup truck driven by Ashlynn Raine, 30, of Queen City, was southbound when it started sliding out of control on the icy roadway. The pickup crossed the median and the northbound lanes before overturning in a ditch just about a quarter-of-a-mile north of Millard. About a mile away, two pickups and an SUV slid off Highway 63 just south of Millard, within minutes of each other. A maroon pickup started sliding on the roadway before going off the right side of the highway. The driver's side of the truck slammed into a utility pole. The driver was not injured. A little bit farther south on Highway 63, a pickup truck and an SUV slid into the median and into the right-hand ditch, respectively. The occupants of these vehicles were not hurt. State troopers immediately called MoDOT to send trucks to spread grit on the highway.  At 5:55 pm last night, a female juvenile from Kansas City, KS had minor injuries and was treated at the scene when the driver of a westbound SUV lost control on US 36, 1 mile west of Shelbina. That vehicle went off the roadway and overturned. At 6:30 pm in Macon County, a single vehicle crash on US 36, 2 miles west of Macon resulted in moderate injuries for both the driver and a passenger from Brookfield. 63 year old Thomas Jenkins began to slid on the ice covered road and went off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned. Jenkins and a passenger, 61 year old Kathryn Berry both received moderate injuries and were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. Troop F of the Highway Patrol also reported lots of similar accidents that resulted in various injuries from minor to serious from weather related crashes. One of those was a fatality crash in Boone County last night at 7:39 pm on US 63 northbound when 54 year old John Forsee of Ashland was northbound in a pickup that began to slid on the ice covered roadway. The patrol said the vehicle went off the left side of the road, struck a sign and a culvert and then overturned. The driver was pronounced deceased on the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt according to the report. Other crashes due to road conditions were reported in Montgomery, Howard, Audrain, Callaway, Cooper, Cole, Osage and several other areas.

 

MOBERLY POLICE INVESTIGATING PROPERTY DAMAGE REPORTS

The Moberly Police Department is currently investigating several reports of property damage which were the result of rocks and bricks being thrown from the Morley St railroad overpass between Coates St and Rollins St. in Moberly. In a post on social media Thursday, police say if you sustained damage to a vehicle in this area, please contact the Moberly Police Department at 660-263-0346. The post by local police also went on to clarify this was the result of criminal activity and NOT the stability of the bridge itself.

 

THREE ARRESTED IN FULTON DRUG BUST

Three people were arrested on Wednesday when Fulton Police, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department and the Mustang Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant at a home in the 800 block of High Street in Fulton. Authorities found a large amount of crack cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, multiple firearms, and cash. All three subjects were held at the Callaway County Jail. According to the report, John Overstreet, of Jefferson City, was arrested for two counts of Drug Trafficking, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Steven Meuth, of Fulton, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Dana Giboney, of Fulton, was arrested for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. John Overstreet is also on federal probation for drug trafficking.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE DETAIN SECOND JEVENILE INVOLVED IN HOMICIDE ON FEBRUARY 19TH

Columbia Police have detained a second 16-year-old male juvenile of Columbia for his involvement in the homicide that occurred at a residence in the 1800 block of McKee Street. The juvenile was detained for the charges of first-degree murder, assault and armed criminal action and is in the custody of juvenile authorities. The first 16 year old male juvenile remains in custody of juvenile authorities after being detained earlier in the week. On Saturday, Feb. 19 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired and located a juvenile who was critically injured.  She was transported to a hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. 




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02/24/2022

 

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KIRKSVILLE WOMAN INJURED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR THAT LEFT THE SCENE AT KIRKSVILLE WALMART

KTVO reports a woman suffered minor injuries when she was struck by a car during a hit-and-run incident in the Kirksville Wal-Mart parking lot Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 pm in the curbside pickup area. Abby Porter, 47, of Kirksville, told KTVO she was walking through the parking lot when a car backed into her and knocked her to the ground. She said as soon as the car hit her, the female driver stopped, put the car in "Drive" and sped off. Porter managed to get the license plate number to give to police and said officers tracked down the driver Tuesday night. Porter said she has sore muscles and a scrape on her wrist from catching herself when she fell. She declined medical treatment at the scene.

 

IN PERSON COURT PROCEEDINGS RESUME IN MACON AND SHELBY COUNTY MARCH 1ST

Effective March 1st, the Macon and Shelby County Court facilities will resume in person court proceedings. All persons entering the courtrooms of the Macon County and Shelby County Judicial Court facilities will be required to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth and individuals should observe 3 foot spacing whenever possible. The Municipal Divisions in Clarence and Shelbina are also included in the order. Other provisions are also outlined including provisions that affect the Circuit Clerks office, Chief Juvenile Offices and the Municipal Clerks offices and judicial employee’s in each county. The Court order was signed and filed yesterday and is effective March 1st.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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  • On February 15, 2022, Deputies responded to the 900 block of Tree Farm Road for a reported vehicle fire. Deputies were further advised a male subject was seen walking back and forth from the vehicle. High Hill Fire Department extinguished the fire. Through the course of the investigation, Deputies made contact with the registered owner and learned they had not owned the vehicle in over a year. This investigation is ongoing, if you have any information about this incident please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

  • On February 17, 2022, Deputies received a report of a possible hostage situation. The father of the reported victim had received text messages stating his daughter was being held against her will. Deputies responded to the location and made contact with the residents. The female was located and she advised law enforcement she never sent any messages and she wanted to be there. Through the course of the investigation, it was discovered the female and her boyfriend had a total of 10 outstanding warrants for their arrest. The warrants ranged from traffic violations, stealing, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Both subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

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  • Motorist Assist – I 70

  • Pedestrian Check – I 70

  • 911 Accidental – Jonesburg

  • Public Service Request – Montgomery City

  • Narcotic Activity – Montgomery City

  • Fraud – Montgomery City

  • Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

  • Pedestrian Check – I 70

  • Unwanted Subject – New Florence

  • 911 Accidental – Mineola

  • Stealing - Jonesburg

  • Civil Stand-By – New Florence

  • C & I – I 70

  • Special Assignment – Wellsville

  • Domestic – New Florence

  • Suspicious Activity – New Florence

  • Disturbance – High Hill

  • Pedestrian Check – Montgomery City

  • C & I – I 70

  • Disturbance – Montgomery City

  • 911 Accidental – Rhineland

  • Fire – Middletown

  • Assist Other Agency – Bellflower

  • Missing Child/Person – Bellflower

  • Illegal Dumping – Rhineland

  • Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

  • 911 Accidental – Rhineland

  • Disturbance – Montgomery City

  • Citizen Assist – High Hill

  • C & I – I 70

  • Abandoned Vehicle – Montgomery City

  • Threats – Big Spring

  • 911 Accidental – Jonesburg

  • Traffic Hazard – New Florence

  • Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery city

  • Disturbance – Bellflower

  • Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

  • Unwanted Subject – New Florence

  • Suspicious Activity - High Hill

  • Missing Child/Person – New Florence

  • Public Service Request – Montgomery City

  • Public Service Request – Montgomery City

  • Check Well Being – Mineola

  • Fire – New Florence

  • 911 Accidental – Unknown

  • Public Service Request – Montgomery City

  • Suspicious Activity – New Florence

  • C & I – New Florence

  • Pedestrian Check – Montgomery City

  • C & I – I 70

  • Stolen Vehicle – Jonesburg

  • Fire – High Hill

  • Public Service Request – Jonesburg

  • Public Service Request – Jonesburg

  • Disturbance – Montgomery City

  • Suspicious Person – Big Spring

  • Child Custody Exchange – New Florence

  • Attempt to Contact – Bellflower

  • C & I – Montgomery City

  • Disturbance – Montgomery City

  • 911 Accidental – Montgomery City

  • Public Service Request – New Florence

  • Attempt To Contact – Montgomery city

  • Assist Other Agency – Bellflower

  • Citizen Assist – Bellflower

  • C & I – I 70

  • Threats – Montgomery City

  • Weapons Offense – I 70

  • Check Well Being – I 70

  • Motorist Assist – New Florence

  • Traffic Hazard – Jonesburg

  • Traffic Accident - I 70

  • Traffic Accident – I 70

  • 911 Hang-up - High Hill

  • Assist Other Agency – I 70

  • Assist EMS – Jonesburg

  • Check Wellbeing – Bellflower

  • Suspicious Activity _ New Florence

  • Stolen Vehicle – Jonesburg

  • Traffic Accident – I 70

  • Traffic Hazard – Jonesburg

  • Check wellbeing – Big Spring

  • Traffic Accident – I 70

  • Abandoned Vehicle – Wellsville




February 23, 2022

 

WINTER WEATHER RETURNS – MOTORISTS WARNED TO WATCH OUT FOR ICE AND SNOW

 

A mixed bag of wintry precipitation will move into Missouri today and continue through tomorrow. In addition to the winter precipitation, extremely cold temperatures have also moved back into the area. The Missouri Department of Transportation urges drivers to be cautious of slick roads beginning with Wednesday night’s commute and continuing through both commuting periods Thursday. The amount and kind of winter precipitation will vary depending on where you are in the state. Heaviest snowfall is anticipated through the central and northeast parts of the state with total accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Precipitation south of Highway 50 is expected to fall in the form of sleet. Significant ice could occur into the southern portion of the state. MoDOT crews will be treating roads ahead of the storm and crews will begin around-the-clock operations starting this (WED) afternoon. Please be cautious and give road crews room to work. Check current Missouri road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app.  You can also find road conditions and warnings by following MoDOT on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 

MORE ON MONTGOMERY COUNTY DRUG ARREST

 

We told you yesterday about the Highway Patrol making a felony drug arrest in Montgomery County involving a man from Philadelphia. Additional information from the Troop F twitter page indicated troopers pulled a car over for speeding Monday afternoon and after a K-9 alerted to narcotics in the vehicle, a search revealed 30 pounds of methamphetamine floating in a solution in a Gatorade cooler.  The vehicle was traveling from Las Vegas to Philadelphia when stopped. Troopers also found just over $1100 in cash. Omar Jeffery Stewart of Philadelphia has been charged in Montgomery County with trafficking drugs and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

COLUMBIA TEENAGER IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO RECENT DEATH INVESIGATION

 

Columbia Police have detained a 16-year-old male juvenile of Columbia for his involvement in the homicide that occurred at a residence in the 1800 block of McKee Street over the weekendThe juvenile was detained for the charges of first-degree murder, assault and armed criminal action and is in the custody of juvenile authorities.  This past Saturday, Feb. 19 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired and located a juvenile who was critically injured.  She was transported to a hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.  The investigation into the shooting continues and more information may become available at a later time.

 

 




February 22, 2022

 

HIGHWAY PATROL MAKES TWO ARRESTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MONDAY AND OTHERS IN THE AREA

 

The Patrol made two arrests in Montgomery County on Monday February 21, 2022. 34 year old Omar Steward of Philadelphia, PA was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold pending filing of formal charges for felony trafficking of Methamphetamine in the 1st degree and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. That arrest was made at 12:30 pm Monday. Then, Monday night at 10:25 pm,  33 year old John Reynolds of Jonesburg was charged with DWI involving Alcohol, driving while suspended and displaying plates of another. A Monday morning arrest was in Monroe County at 9:15 am when a trooper arrested 43 year old Bryan Rogers of Madison on a Saint Charles County Department of Corrections Warrant for Nonsupport.  He was held at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. And, 21 year old Lorence Buchanan of Columbia was arrested at 5:53 pm Monday in Randolph County for possession of under 10 grams of Marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and no insurance.

 

TWO AREA RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN BOONE COUNTY CRASH MONDAY MORNING

 

The highway patrol said two area residents were involved in a Boone County wreck Monday morning at 6:30 am. According to the report, 30 year old Zachary Scrodin of Mexico was stopped in the southbound lane of MO 124, just north of March Road when his auto was struck from behind by another southbound auto driven by 45 year old Jennifer Craven of Centralia. The Craven vehicle then traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Scrodin was not injured; however, Craven did sustain minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

COLDER AIR MOVING BACK INTO REGION - COLUMBIA TO OPEN WABASH BUS STATION TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AS OVERNIGHT WARMING CENTER

 

As much colder air is moving into the region and will be impacting the area through Friday, the National Weather Service is forecasting overnight low temperatures below 25 degrees Fahrenheit from Tuesday, Feb. 22, to Friday, Feb. 25, the City of Columbia will open a temporary overnight warming center once again at Wabash Bus Station, 126 N. 10th St., each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The overnight warming center will serve as a resource for individuals unable or unwilling to access local emergency shelter services.  Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services coordinates a network of warming and cooling centers in the community during extreme temperatures. There are several locations in Columbia available to those who need shelter from the extreme cold. You will find additional information on warming centers and official shelters in Columbia through a link on our Station Website.

CoMo.gov/Health/Human-Services/Warming-and-Cooling-Centers

 




February 21, 2022

 

THREE SHOT IN COLUMBIA WITH ONE VICTIM PRONOUNCED DEAD UPON ARRIVAL AT HOSPITAL EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

 

On Saturday, Feb. 19 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Columbia Police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1800 block of McKee Street. As officers arrive and during the investigation three victims were located with injuries caused by gunfire. A juvenile female victim was inside a residence. Upon contact with her, officers immediately began providing emergency medical care until she was transported to a local hospital by EMS. The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Next of kin has been notified. Officers learned that a juvenile male victim was transported to a local hospital in a personally owned vehicle.  An adult male victim declined medical attention at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO 900 BLOCK OF MOSS STREET SATURDAY MORNING

 

Columbia Police have arrested Leon Aldemar Francois White, 41, of Columbia, MO for domestic assault, child endangerment and resisting arrest. Police were dispatched at approximately 4:45 am after it was reported he was involved in a domestic disturbance and had barricaded himself inside a residence in the 900 block of Moss Street with two juveniles who were present. Officers believed White had a firearm, and officers secured a perimeter and requested assistance from the Department's SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). The SWAT team established command of the scene while a CNT negotiator made contact with White. After a period of negotiation, he surrendered without further incident. There were no injuries reported during this incident. Officers determined there was a firearm inside the residence, but it was not used during the disturbance.

  




Weekend Report- February 19-20, 2022  

 

DRIVER HURT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A driver was hurt in an accident that occurred at 6:55pm Saturday in Montgomery County.  41 year old George Cambronero of San Tan Valley, AZ was eastbound on I-70 when his truck ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, skidded off the left side of the roadway, struck the median barrier and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to St. Joe West Hospital in Wentzville for treatment of minor injuries.

 

MAN INJURED IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

 

A St. Peters man was injured in a Saturday afternoon crash in Cole County.  The patrol says that 72 year old Donald Anderson was on US 54 near Fall Hill Road when his truck traveled off the left side of the road, struck a utility pole, a fence, a parked truck and a trailer.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach for treatment.

 

ST. CHARLES MAN INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

 

A St. Charles man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night in St. Louis County.  It happened at 8:40pm as 54 year old Charles Austin was on MO 370 when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and a ditch.  He was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 




February 17, 2022

 

USCELLULAR ANNOUNCES $70.3 MILLION NETWORK INVESTMENT IN MISSOURI IN 2021

 

UScellular has announced that it made a $70.3 million investment in its Missouri network in 2021. This includes $11.3 million in general network upgrades, $24 million in 5G modernizations, and $35 million in 5G spectrum that will bring additional benefits in the coming years while advancing the company’s multi-year 5G network strategy.

 

Additionally, in 2021 UScellular provided $38,405 in funding to non-profit organizations, teachers and youth organizations across Missouri, including $30,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia, $4,094 to teachers through donations to DonorsChoose.org and $4,311 through its Community Connections program. Three Boys & Girls Clubs in Missouri also received $316,525 worth of hot spots and service to help their members connect to the internet at the Clubs or at home as part of the company’s After School Access Project.

 

To help ensure customers have a great shopping experience, UScellular also invested $1.15 million in its Missouri retail store environments in 2021. This includes 12 new, relocated, redesigned or upgraded stores that better showcase the variety of products and services the company provides, making it easier for customers to find what they need.

 

MAJOR GREGORY K. SMITH RETIRES MARCH 1

 

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Major Gregory K. Smith, commander of Field Operations Bureau.

Major Gregory K. Smith, commander of Field Operations Bureau with direct oversight responsibility for all nine troops, the Aircraft Division, and the Water Patrol Division, will retire March 1, 2022.

Smith was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 1989, as a member of the 61st Recruit Class. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned to Troop A, Zone 11, Benton County. He was promoted to corporal and assigned to Zone 6, Jackson County on October 1, 1994. On July 1, 1997, Smith was promoted to sergeant and designated zone supervisor of Zone 13, Pettis County. He was promoted to lieutenant on August 1, 2001, and assigned to the Field Operations Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. He was promoted to captain on June 1, 2010, and designated assistant commander in the Field Operations Bureau. On March 1, 2015, Smith was promoted to major and designated commander of the Technical Services Bureau. On May 1, 2015, he transferred to the Field Operations Bureau as its commander. As a major, he served as a member of the Patrol's command staff.

Smith was born in Columbia, MO. He graduated from Fayette High School in Fayette, MO, in 1985. Prior to joining the Patrol, he was a student at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, now known as the University of Central Missouri. He received an Associate of Applied Science in criminal justice from Mineral Area College. Major Smith and his wife, Stephanie, have two daughters, Rachael (husband, Lane) and Grace, and a grandson, Davis.

 

 




February 15, 2022

 

ANOTHER MILD DAY BUT WINTERY WEATHER EXPECTED BY MIDWEEK

 

The National Weather Service says another mild day is on tap for the entire area today with rain starting on Wednesday and by overnight Wednesday into Thursday, the rain may transition to freezing rain, sleet and a combination of sleet and snow, with heavy amounts at times.

What We Know

Widespread rain is expected Wednesday

A strong cold front will move south after rain starts

Rain changes to a mix and then to snow late Wed - Thursday. Gusty winds expected.

What We Don’t Know

Precise timing of the liquid to frozen transition

Precise snow and ice amounts and locations

What To Do

Monitor the latest forecast for updates

Plan for potential wintry conditions Thursday

 

Keep it here and we will keep you posted on the latest weather information.

 

 

WABASH BUS STATION WILL BE OPEN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

 

Due to the National Weather Service forecasting overnight low temperatures below 25 degrees Fahrenheit on the nights of Wednesday, Feb. 16, and Thursday, Feb. 17, the City of Columbia will open a temporary overnight warming center at Wabash Bus Station, 126 N. 10th St., from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. both nights. The City of Columbia will begin implementing several changes at Wabash Bus Station, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16:

·         Wabash Bus Station will be open during the daytime hours as a warming center Monday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. as part of the City's network of warming centers. 

·         The City will be contracting with a private security company to staff the Wabash warming center both during the day and overnight. Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services coordinates a network of warming and cooling centers in the community during extreme temperatures. There are several locations in Columbia available to those who need shelter from the extreme cold. Warming centers are available to the general public during the building's normal business hours. The public is allowed access to public areas, such as lobbies, restrooms, drinking fountains, etc. Additional information on warming centers and official shelters can be found at CoMo.gov/Health/Human-Services/Warming-and-Cooling-Centers

 




February 14, 2022

 

SUSPECT DEAD AFTER BEING SHOT BY BOONE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

 

On Sunday, 2/13/2022, at approximately 10:28 am, a deputy with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was east of Columbia in the Lake of the Woods area when they located a vehicle, which was believed to be tied to a subject possibly connected to a Columbia Police Department investigation. The Columbia Police Department investigation reportedly involved the theft of a vehicle and a possible kidnapping. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the driver, 37-year-old Blain D. Johnson of Columbia, failed to stop and a motor vehicle pursuit ensued. Within minutes, Johnson was fleeing eastbound on Richland Road. As Johnson neared the intersection of Richland Road and Rangeline Road, he drove the vehicle off the roadway and into a field just west of Rangeline Road in Columbia. Johnson, who was armed, exited the vehicle, began fleeing on foot, and displayed a weapon. In response to Johnson’s actions, a deputy fired upon Johnson. Johnson was struck by the gunfire and died on scene. At the request of the Boone County Sheriff, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene and has taken over the investigation of the officer involved shooting. The Sheriff’s office said they will not be commenting any further on the details of the Columbia Police Department investigation that is under or the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s investigation into this officer involved shooting as that investigation is underway.

 

MORE INFORMATION ON HIT AND RUN ON I-70 THAT KILLED PEDISTRIAN

 

The highway patrol’s crash report on the deadly hit and run near Kingdom City revealed additional information we didn’t have in our story Thursday morning. Troopers say the victim was 53 year old Clarence Guyton of Fulton. Authorities also say the fatal crash is now being investigated as a hit and run and no information is available regarding the vehicle or the driver. The patrol is asking for assistance from anyone who may have seen the crash or the vehicle that left the scene. The unknown vehicle struck Guyton on the Interstate and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe the crash occurred around 4:30 am Wednesday morning.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATES BURGLARY AND MAKES QUICK ARREST

 

On Friday, February 4, 2022, at approximately 9:57 PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1600 block of N Washington St. in reference to a burglary.  Investigation indicated that during the evening hours on that date, someone broke into two homes in that block and took numerous items.  Information from alert and cooperative area residents led to the identification of Randy L Jennings, age 55, as the suspect. On Monday, February 7, 2022 at approximately 12:14 PM, officers located Jennings in a home in the 500 block of W Central.  Jennings ran from the home but was quickly located, hiding in a neighboring home.  Jennings was arrested without incident, processed at MPSD, and later taken to the Audrain County Jail for Burglary 2nd degree (2 counts), Stealing >$150 (2 counts), and Resisting Arrest.

 




February 10, 2022

 

PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED NEAR KINGDOM CITY WEDNESDAY MORNING

 

The highway patrol said a pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 70 Wednesday morning in the Kingdom City area. Troopers said the fatal crash happened around 4:40 AM in the eastbound lane near mile marker 148 and at least one vehicle was involved. Both eastbound lanes were closed by authorities and eastbound traffic was diverted to U5 54 while the investigation took place. The name of the victim has not been released nor was any indication made as to why the victim was on the Interstate, nor was any information provided about the other driver. The investigation is still underway.

 

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS CLOSE STATEWIDE ON FEBRUARY 2022 HOLIDAYS

  

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, February 11, 2022, in observance of Lincoln's birthday. Normal operations will resume on Monday, February 14, 2022.

Monday, February 21, 2022, in observance of Washington's birthday. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

 




February 9, 2022

 

COLUMBIA POLICE WARN OF TELEPHONE SCAMS GOING AROUND

 

Columbia Police have learned of several telephone scams where the caller identifies as a representative from Amazon. The caller asks you to load a gift card with cash and provide the caller with the gift card number.

Citizens should remain alert. If you get a call like this; hang up and immediately contact your local law enforcement agency. You should NEVER give out any personal or financial information such as credit card numbers and expiration dates, bank account numbers, dates of birth or social security numbers to any unsolicited callers.

 

SHANE CAVANAH: August 2, 1941 - February 8, 2022

 

A well known and respected educator and area football coach, 80 year old Shane Cavanah passed away at his home on Tuesday. As noted during his induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2012, Shane was named as Head Coach at Knox County in 1965, inheriting a team with only 23 players, Shane Cavanah has compiled a career coaching record of 255-119-3 by the time of his induction in 2012, and was the Head Coach of the first ever Class One State Champions while at Princeton in 1968. Cavanah also coached two State Runner-ups in 1975 while at Nevada and in 1989 while at Marceline. Cavanah also coached at Brookfield which added to the thrill and excitement for fans, players and the coaching staff of both teams during the annual Bell Game, the rivalry between Marceline and Brookfield. After eight seasons leading the Brookfield Bulldog program to a 71-14 record, including seven playoff appearances Cavanah returned to Marceline to complete his coaching career. Prior to his move to Brookfield,, Cavanah spent seven seasons in Trenton and before that was seven seasons leading the Tigers as they advanced to the 89 Show-Me-Bowl. Coach Cavanah won 17 Conference Championships and 16 District Championships in his illustrious career. Shane finished his career in 2009 by taking his Marceline Tigers to the State Quarter-Finals. Funeral arrangements for Shane Cavanah are pending under the direction of Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.

 

THIRD PERSON CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO DECEMBER MASS SHOOTING IN KIRKSVILLE

 

A third person is now facing charges in connection to the December Mass Shooting in Kirksville as the sister of one of the murder suspects has been charged with hindering prosecution. KTVO and KTVO dot com is reporting that Eden Lean Marie Tracy, 21, of Kirksville was charged on Friday with a felony for hindering prosecution as she’s accused of providing her brother, Anquan Glover, 22, of Kirksville, a ride to Kansas City, just minutes after the fatal December 30th shooting  on West Dodson Street in Kirksville. Court Documents say during her first interview with police, Tracy repeatedly denied that she gave her brother a ride. During a second interview, Tracy admitted that she and her girlfriend did drive Glover to Kansas City. They took Highway 11 through Brookfield to Highway 36 and then continued to the city. She said she drove the entire way without stopping and told authorities that her brother wrapped himself in a blanket and laid down in the backseat of the car for the entire trip. She also claimed she never questioned her brother’s actions or why he needed a ride. About halfway to Kansas City, Tracy and her girlfriend got a news notification on their phone that Glover was wanted for murder. Tracy kept driving and never said anything to Glover. Once they were near the city limits of Kansas City, her brother said he needed to get out of the car. Tracy took an exit and was slowing down, when Glover jumped out of the vehicle and ran away. She also claimed she had no contact with her brother after that. Glover was arrested several days later at a hotel in the Belton, MO area. South of the KC metro and is facing 14 counts, including two counts of first degree murder. A second suspect, 52 year old Ray Rijos of Kirksville also faces those same charges.  According to the report, Tracy is not in custody as of yet.

 

 




February 8, 2022

MOBERLY DRUG INVESTIGATION – ARREST WARRANT ISSUED

Around 10:30 P.M. Friday night, the Moberly Police Department received information of drug activity taking place at a residence in the 700 block of Promenade St.  It was learned Michael Terrell was at the residence and in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a firearm. Terrell is a felon and prohibited from possessing firearms. Officers also learned of small children residing in the home.  Officers responded to the residence in an attempt to make contact with Terrell; however he had already left the area. Contact was made with the homeowner and Police learned Terrell has his own separate bedroom within the home.  A search warrant was issued and during a search of Terrell’s bedroom, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers did not locate the firearm. On Saturday, the Prosecutor’s office issued an arrest warrant for Terrell for felony Delivery of a controlled substance and felony Unlawful Possession of a firearm with a $20,000 cash or surety bond. At last report, Terrell was still being sought by authorities.  Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to contact the Moberly Police  at (660)-263-0346 or submit a tip to the Moberly Police Department TIPS line at (660)-269-8477.

MEXICO MAN FACING SEVERAL DRUG AND OTHER CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

State Troopers conducted a traffic stop Saturday night on West Monroe Street in Mexico. A probable cause search revealed a large quantity of drugs, cash, four cell phones and a gun. That’s when 49 year old Larry D. Karhoff of Mexico was placed under arrest and is facing a total of 10 charges, most of which are felonies. The list includes Unlawful Possession of a firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Trafficking Drugs – 1st degree (135 grams of methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance – Opiates, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine (1 gram), Possession of a Controlled Substance – Barbiturate (Hydrocodone), Possession of Marijuana – Less than 10 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Suspended and No Seat Belt. The Highway Patrol Arrest Report said Karhoff was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Audrain County Jail pending formal action by the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney.




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            … from the Best Broadcast Group News Room

 

02/07/2022

 

GOOD WEATHER NEWS COMPARED TO LAST WEEKS SNOW, ICE AND COLD

The National Weather Service is forecasting some much nicer weather for the next few days. The massive winter storm that has moved across the country last week left more than a foot of snow in parts of Missouri, shutting downs schools and services and snarling traffic and left a mess on roads and interstates in its wake. On Friday, Interstate 70 was closed both eastbound and westbound at High Hill in Montgomery County after another weather related incident involving a tractor trailer unit and that was just one of the many closings on I-70 alone during and after the storm. The Missouri State Patrol reported it responded to thousands of calls during the two-day storm of stranded motorists and crashes so any warm up or forecast WITHOUT snow, ice, sleet or cold is good news. How nice? Snow cover will be the limiting factor on temps in some areas, but still we will see improvement. On Tuesday, KCI is forecast for 54 and 31 for a high and a low. Still, temp’s will be at or below freezing for the next few mornings so use caution during the morning commute and be aware of potential slick spots. The MoDOT Travelers Information map is still showing snow covered roads in portions of east Central and Northeast Missouri and throughout much of the St. Louis region. Otherwise, a big improvement compared to late last week. You are encouraged to check out the travelers information map at www.modot.org

 

Road to Close for Patching Operations on Route J in Montgomery County 

Weather permitting, February 8-9, MoDOT crews will be performing patching operations on Route J in Montgomery County. The road will be closed at Whiteside School Road to Short Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. while work is being completed. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. 

 

Contracts Awarded for Projects in Northeast District 

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded contracts for Northeast District projects during its regular meeting on Feb. 1.  Awarded contracts include resurfacing and bridge deck seal coating. 

Contracts include the following:

  • A $8,428,543 contract was awarded to Magruder Paving, LLC for a resurfacing project located in Montgomery County on Interstate 70 from the Callaway County line to 2 miles east of Route F near High Hill, the total length of improvement being 32.43 miles.

  • A $154,821 contract was awarded to Missouri Petroleum Products for bridge deck seal coating projects located in Monroe County at the following locations:

  • Missouri Route 107  -  the bridge over South Fork Salt River approximately one-half mile south of Route U near Florida.

  • Missouri Route 107  -  the bridge over North Fork Salt River one-half mile north of Route U near Florida.

     When start dates are established, MoDOT will alert the public about the project through signs, news releases and social media.

     

    NEW ASSOCIATE CIRCUIT JUDGE FOR PUTNAM COUNTY

Putnam County has a new Associate Circuit Judge. This past Friday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced a total of 4 judicial appointments. Those appointments included the 3rd Judicial Circuit which includes Putnam County.

  • Anthony Horvath, of Linn, was appointed as the Putnam County Associate Circuit Judge in the 3rd Judicial Circuit to fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the death of the Honorable Samuel D. Frank. Horvath has been serving as the Deputy Judge Advocate General for the Missouri National Guard. He earned a Bachelor of Science in justice systems from Truman State University and a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law. Horvath will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the death of the Honorable Samuel D. Frank.

  • The Honorable Chris McDonough, of Weldon Springs, was appointed as Circuit Judge for Division 5 of the 11th Judicial Circuit. Judge McDonough currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Judge McDonough will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Jon A. Cunningham.

  • Robert W. Cornejo, of St. Peters, will be appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for Division 13 of the 11th Judicial Circuit.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and is from St. Peters.  Cornejo will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Chris McDonough to Circuit Judge.

  • Mathew Houston, of Pacific, was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for Franklin County in the 20th Judicial Circuit. Houston currently serves as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Franklin County and will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable David L. Hoven.




Weekend Report- February 5-6, 2022  

 

Road to Close for Patching Operations on Route J in Montgomery County 

 

Weather permitting, February 8-9, MoDOT crews will be performing patching operations on Route J in Montgomery County. The road will be closed at Whiteside School Road to Short Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. while work is being completed. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. 

 

Contracts Awarded for Projects in Northeast District 

 

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded contracts for Northeast District projects during its regular meeting on Feb. 1.  Awarded contracts include resurfacing and bridge deck seal coating. 

 

Contracts include the following:

 

A $8,428,543 contract was awarded to Magruder Paving, LLC for a resurfacing project located in Montgomery County on Interstate 70 from the Callaway County line to 2 miles east of Route F near High Hill, the total length of improvement being 32.43 miles.

 

A $154,821 contract was awarded to Missouri Petroleum Products for bridge deck seal coating projects located in Monroe County at the following locations:

Missouri Route 107  -  the bridge over South Fork Salt River approximately one-half mile south of Route U near Florida.

Missouri Route 107  -  the bridge over North Fork Salt River one-half mile north of Route U near Florida.

 

When start dates are established, MoDOT will alert the public about the project through signs, news releases and social media.

 

 

 

 

 




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            … from the Best Broadcast Group News Room

 

02/04/2022

 

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TWO COLUMBIA RESIDENTS ARRESTED CHARGED AFTER JEFFERSON CITY SHOOTING THURSDAY MORNING

Jefferson City Police now have two people in custody following a shooting incident in Jefferson City Thursday morning where a 25 year old man was shot. Police say someone called emergency services to the 600 block of Boonville Road at 7:55 am Thursday saying someone had been shot. Police later learned the victim was then taken to the Break Time Station at 1940 West Main which is where police found the man who had been shot. Emergency personnel then transported the victim to a hospital for treatment. Police said the victim was not cooperating with them, but witnesses gave authorities a description of the suspect. Further investigation determined that 27 year old Powell Yaeger and 32 year old Alisha Selvey, both of Columbia were at the scene of the shooting and left before police arrived. Both Yaeger and Selvey were arrested in Hartsburg and a rifle was located in their vehicle that Police believe was used in the shooting. Yaeger has been charged with Armed Criminal Action, Assault, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Selvey was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Both were being held without bond at the Cole County Jail. Jefferson City Police thanked the Boone County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in the quick apprehension of the two suspects. Police also said the suspects and the victim knew one another.

 

COLUMBIA FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO WATER RESCUE AFTER ONE PERSON AND A DOG FALL THROUGH ICE

Thursday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2022, just after 3 o’clock the Columbia Fire Department was called to a water rescue in the 2600 block of Carrera Drive for reports of people and a dog that had fallen through the ice on a frozen lake. Due to recent snowfall, hazardous road conditions made access to the scene difficult.  Approximately 10 minutes after the initial dispatch, the first arriving crew found that one individual who had fallen through the ice had self-rescued, was out of the water and had been taken to a nearby residence.  Additionally, as efforts were underway to rescue the dog, a subject nearby in a kayak began breaking ice in attempts to get to the dog.  As the crew approached the shore, the subject fell from the kayak into the water.  The crew assisted this subject out of the water and to his home nearby. The crew observed that a dog was still in the water approximately 30 feet from the shore.  Prior to their arrival, firefighters had already donned special ice-rescue gear and were able to reach the dog and safely guide it from the water within 4 minutes of the crews’ arrival. 


WANTED FUGUTIVE IN CUSTODY AFTER STAND OFF WITH KIRKSVILLE POLICE THURSDAY AFTERNOON

A Kirksville man who was wanted on several warrants has been taken into custody and a second suspect was also arrested for hindering prosecution. The case began around the end of November when Kirksville Police responded to Northeast Regional Medical Center for a report of a man and woman with gunshot wounds. The male in this instance was identified as Austin Ray Triplet. During the subsequent investigation, Austin Ray Triplet, was charged in Adair County Court with felony charges of Delivery of Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Adair County arrest warrants were issued for Austin Triplet on these charges on 11/29/2021. Triplet also had five probation warrants from the State of Iowa and a Kirksville Municipal warrant. It was no secret that the man was being sought by authorities as he was featured in the Kirksville Police Department’s “Wanted Wednesday” News releases on December 15th and 29th. As law enforcement continued to check into leads regarding the suspects possible whereabouts, one of the leads indicated Triplet was being harbored by 35 year old Tasha McKim, at a residence in the 400 block of West Cottonwood in Kirksville. Police contacted McKim, informed her of the wanted status of Austin Triplet and warned her about providing him with aid to avoid arrest.  During first few days of this month, police gathered further evidence that Triplet was living with McKim at her residence in the 400 block of West Cottonwood. A search warrant was obtained for that residence and was served just before noon on Thursday, 02/03/2022.  As the search warrant was being served, Austin Triplet barricaded himself inside the home. Tasha McKim was taken into custody for hindering prosecution. Kirksville Police and members of their Special Response Team remained on scene and attempted to negotiate with Austin Triplet to surrender. Triplet did eventually surrendered and was taken into custody on his outstanding arrest warrants. No one was injured during this incident and no shots were fired.  Kirksville Police were arrested by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Truman State University Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol, North Missouri Drug Task Force, Kirksville Fire Department, Adair County E911 Center, and Adair County Ambulance District.

 

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

On Tuesday, February 01, 2022 about 5:11 p.m., the Livingston County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of East Polk Street (outside the city limits of Chillicothe on East Polk/Route V). Preliminary information suggests one male was allegedly intoxicated and some type of argument took place between he and another adult male.  The intoxicated man was reportedly angry and charged at the other man who then discharged a handgun toward the ground but stuck the intoxicated male in the leg. The intoxicated male who was shot was treated and released. On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Missouri Probation and Parole Officer’s requested assistance from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department while they conducted their own investigation at the scene and subsequently took the individual who had been shot in the leg into custody for alleged parole violation(s) as that man is on parole for felony DWI. Chillicothe Police and Missouri Probation and Parole have assisted the Sheriff’s office on this case.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation and will submit a final report to Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for consideration of additional charges.





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

                  From the Best Broadcast Group Newsroom

February 3, 2022

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MORE WINTER WEATHER THROUGH THURSDAY – ROUND TWO UNDERWAY

The first round of snow from the powerful winter storm that’s been impacting the Show-Me-State resulted in varied snowfall amounts. In the Mid Missouri area, official reports indicated 7 inches of snow was measured in Columbia, 6 inches in Jefferson City, Sturgeon had 9 and a total of 11 inches of snow was measured in Moberly. Most of that same area has had additional snowfall overnight adding to those totals. Drifting also remains a problem and while the Interstates and major routes were the focus for snow plow operators, many secondary highways still haven’t been plowed which adds to the dangerous driving on many roads throughout the area. Also, many of the roads that have been plowed are continuing to drift and some big drifts have reported. Bitter cold temps also are hampering the recovery process from the storm. And as expected, travel delays from numerous accidents, slide offs, vehicles stuck in snow and more have been reported. We also want to remind you the current Missouri road conditions statewide can be found on the Travelers Information Map. We have a link posted on our station website or you can visit www.modot.org.

TRAVEL ISSUES COMMON

Even though many stayed home and off the roadways, others were not so lucky and the first round of freezing rain, sleet and snow resulted in numerous accidents and travel issues.  Interstate 70 was closed several times across the state and motorists were delayed. A tractor-trailer crash in Montgomery County near mile marker 188, just west of the Route A/B exit closed the westbound lanes for a period of time. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said earlier Tuesday that it had responded to dozens of calls in Central Missouri, but only one injury crash. A tractor-trailer slideoff earlier Tuesday closed part of I-70 in Callaway County. Boone County authorities also warned of a crash in the westbound lanes near the St. Charles Road exit in Columbia and another near the Midway exit, west of Columbia. The Missouri Department of Transportation warned drivers to avoid eastbound Interstate 70 near the Williamsburg exit in Callaway County and it was like that clear across the state. Crews are continuing efforts to improve road conditions statewide. Overnight, the second round of snow was leaving the heaviest amounts of snow along I-44 and throughout the Lake of the Ozarks region as it lifted north.  This weather system is beginning to wind down and will leave us with those bitter cold temps for another day or so before we see temps climb back above the freezing mark over the weekend.

 

TRUCKER SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

State Troopers say a semi-truck driver escaped serious injuries in a weekend crash in Shelby County. According to the patrol crash report, the accident happened before 11 a.m. Saturday, on US Highway 36, one mile west of Lentner, when the semi, driven by 37 year old Michael Horner of Houlton, Maine, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Horner was transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

FOUR VEHICLES STOLEN FROM A DEALERSHIP IN KIRKSVILLE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports Kirksville Police are investigating the theft of four vehicles from a Kirksville car dealership. That occurred Tuesday morning around 4 am. The owner of Snelling Auto Plaza on North Osteopathy Street said the vehicles were taken after those responsible broke into the facility thoruhg an office window, where they found the keys to all the vehicles on the lot and took off with those keys. The owner said he thinks four people may have committed the thefts, but that is still under investigation by the Police Department. Three of the four vehicles taken have been recovered. Two were found in Kirksville, and one north of Kirksville. The one vehicle that is still missing is a red 2013 Chevy Silverado crew cab pickup truck. If anyone has any information about this crime, you are asked to call the Kirksville Police Department at 660-785-6945.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNT Y SHERIFF’S REPORT

 

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  • On January 21, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle in the Big Springs area. After making contact, deputies were advised that the driver had warrants out of Montgomery and Warren Counties. Upon searching, deputies found the driver was in possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver was transported to the Montgomery County Jail, booked on the warrants, and further charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Displaying Plates of another vehicle.

  • On January 25, 2022, Deputies responded to a business in New Florence for stealing and an unwanted subject. Through the course of the investigation Deputies learned the subject had come into the business and taken food items to a secluded area and began eating them. The business did not want to pursue charges, but wanted him to leave the premises. The subject was removed and transported him to a location where he could get a bus.

  • I know when we aren’t feeling good, the last thing we want to do is travel somewhere to get a COVID test but, did you know that you may be eligible to obtain free, at home, COVID tests kits online. Go to special.usps.com/testkits complete the form and you will received 4 free test kits by mail. Please remember, if you test positive for COVID, you should always notify your local County Health Department.

     

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  • Motorist Assist – New Florence

  • C & I – I 70

  • Property Damage – Rhineland

  • Special Assignment – Jonesburg

  • VIN Verification – Montgomery City

  • Investigation – Montgomery City

  • Public Service Request – Montgomery City

  • Traffic Hazard – I 70

  • Traffic Hazard – Montgomery City

  • Investigation – Montgomery City

  • Check Well Being – Wellsville

  • Property Damage – New Florence

  • 911 Open Line – Williamsburg

  • Suspicious Activity – I 70

  • C & I – I 70

  • Medical – Wellsville

  • Assist Other Agency – Montgomery City

  • Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

  • Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

  • Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

  • 911 Open Line – Jonesburg

  • Check Well Being – Wellsville

  • Business Check – Montgomery City

  • 911 Open Line – New Florence

  • Break In – Montgomery City

  • 911 Accidental – Jonesburg

  • 911 Accidental – I 70

  • Motorist Assist – I 70

  • Attempt to Contact – Wellsville

  • 911 Accidental – New Florence

  • 911 Accidental – New Florence

  • Attempt to Contact – New Florence

  • 911 Accidental – New Florence

  • 911 Open Line – Montgomery City

  • Domestic – Montgomery City

  • Civil Matter – Hermann

  • Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

  • Business Check – Jonesburg

  • Stealing – New Florence

  • C & I – I 70

  • Pedestrian Check – Montgomery City

  • 911 Accidental – I 70

  • Traffic Hazard – I 70

  • Missing Child/Person – New Florence

  • Investigation – Wellsville

  • Medical – Bellflower

  • Missing Child/ Person – Jonesburg

  • Assist Other Agency – I 70

  • 911 Accidental – New Florence

  • Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

  • Disturbance - Montgomery City

  • 911 Accidental – Middletown

  • 911 Accidental – I 70

  • Disturbance – New Florence

  • Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

  • Special Assignment – Montgomery City

  • Special Assignment – Montgomery City

  • Motor Vehicle Accident – Big Spring

  • Investigation – Montgomery City

  • Juvenile Complaint – Bellflower

  • Public Service Request – Montgomery City

  • Alarm – Montgomery City

  • Civil Matter – New Florence

  • Suspicious Vehicle – Bellflower

  • Check Well Being – I 70

  • Business Check – Rhineland

  • 911 Open Line – I 70

  • Suspicious Activity – Wellsville

  • Citizen Assist – Montgomery City

  • Alarm – Jonesburg

  • Special Assignment – Jonesburg

  • Special Assignment – Jonesburg

  • Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

  • Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

  • Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

  • Check Well Being – New Florence

  • Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

  • Civil Matter – Bellflower

  • Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

  • C & I – I 70

  • Assist Other Agency – I 70

  • Suspicious Activity - Wellsville

  • Violation of Order of Protection - Jonesburg

  • Assist Warren County - Montgomery City

  • Requested Assistance - Wellsville

  • Missing Person Located - Montgomery County

  • Ed Neglect - Montgomery City

  • Suicidal Subject - Bellflower

  • Missing Canines - New Florence

  • Property Damage - Middletown




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 

 

                                             From the Best Broadcast Group Newsroom

February 2, 2022

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WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect for majority of Missouri until 6 pm Thursday

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect for North West Missouri and counties in North Missouri that border southern Iowa until 6 pm Thursday

GOVENOR PARSON DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

The weather is our main newsmaker right now as a powerful winter storm is impacting the Show Me State with sleet, freezing rain and ice plus 12 inches or more of snow. The Missouri Department of Transportation advises Missourians not to travel through the end of the week. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Missouri due to the severe winter storm. MoDot is advising Missourians and others not to travel through the end of the week due to extremely hazardous driving conditions for most of the state. Other emergency, road maintenance and government officials are saying the same thing and urging individuals to stay home and give plow crews and emergency responders room to work. MoDot crews will be focused on working the Interstates and major routes through the storm, so smaller roads may not be touched for up to a couple of days and with bitter cold temperatures on the back end of the storm, it will make clearing roads a slow process through the end of the week and into the weekend. Check current Missouri road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org as travel is not advised and in some areas impossible. You’ll also find a link on our website. Also, also don’t forget about your pets that may be outside as there’s nothing worse for animals than being wet and cold. Please remember to bring them inside and make sure they have plenty of food and water.

COOPERATIVE RESPONSE CENTER EXPANDING TO KIRKSVILLE CREATING 87 NEW JOBS

Cooperative Response Center, a nationwide contact and alarm monitoring center, announced on Tuesday it will open a new facility in Kirksville, investing more than $1 million and creating more than 87 new jobs. The new facility will be CRC’s first Missouri location and allow the company to meet increasing demand for its services. Governor Mike Parson was in town for the official announcement and offered his congratulations to Cooperative Response Center on its success as it creates good-paying jobs that will support Missourians and their families for years to come.” He also said “This company’s new facility is an exciting development for Kirksville and the broader north Missouri region,” CRC provides inbound customer and dispatching services to more than 450 electric utilities nationwide. Each year, CRC receives more than 6 million calls from members and customers of electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. The company is currently training staff at Moberly Area Community College’s Kirksville campus to fill positions created as part of its expansion. CRC is actively recruiting for additional staff at its new facility and is allowing employees to work remotely until preparations are complete. Salaries for the 87 new positions are above the county average wage. Founded in 1992, this expansion marks the fourth location  for CRC as they have steadily increased the size and scope of its operation with offices in Austin, Minnesota: Dunlap, Tennessee: Abilene, Texas: and the newest office location – Kirksville, Missouri!  Welcome to the Show-Me-State CRC! To learn more about CRC, visit www.crc.coop.




February 1, 2022

 

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

 

Heavy snow of 6 to 14 inches and light glaze of ice possible!!!

 

MULTI-DAY WINTER STORM THREATENS TRAVEL IN MISSOURI -ICE, ACCUMULATING SNOW, BITTER TEMPERATURES FORECAST THROUGH END OF THE WEEK

 

Major winter weather is forecast for much of the state beginning overnight Tuesday and continuing through the end of the week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from tonight through Thursday morning. Heavy snow is possible with total accumulations of 6 to 14 inches possible. The Missouri Department of Transportation urges people to stay off the roads if at all possible during the periods of ice and snow. If you must travel this week, use extra caution, anticipate slower travel times and consult the Traveler Information Map for road conditions. “This is a potentially severe winter storm that will play out over several days and dump a mixed bag of freezing precipitation on most of the state,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. “Up to 12 inches or more of snow has been forecast for portions of Missouri and other areas may receive freezing rain, ice and sleet in advance of the snowfall.” Officials from the National Weather Service and FEMA’s Region 7 office in Kansas City have been monitoring the development of this winter storm.  Most of Missouri and eastern Kansas will likely see the greatest impacts.  Parts of southeast Nebraska and southern Iowa may see some snowfall, but those totals are expected to be less than about four inches. Forecast models indicate the winter system will bring wide-ranging snowfall amounts up to as much as 14 inches in some areas.  Central Missouri could see even higher snow totals.  Ice accumulations are likely along and south of the I-44 corridor, with possible accumulations of as much as a quarter-inch in southeast Missouri.  All available crews will be out across the state working 12-hour shifts throughout the day and night, but staffing is still short across the state due to turnover and sickness. “It may take crews longer to return roads to a mostly clear status after the storm ends later this week,” McKenna said. 

 

DRIVER MODERATELY INJURED AFTER VAN STRIKES TREE

 

The patrol reports 47 year old Tanya Reed of Morrison, MO was eastbound on a private road at 1263 Highway H near Hermann in Gasconade County Saturday night around 11:30 when her van struck a patch of ice and struck a tree. Reed had moderate injuries and was transported by Hermann Ambulance to the hospital in Hermann for treatment.

 

PEDISTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE SATURDAY NIGHT IN COLUMBIA

 

According to the Columbia Police Department, Sullivan Preston, age 19, of Columbia was walking East on I-70 Drive Northwest around 8:10 pm Saturday night when he was hit by a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Joseph Gilmore. Gilmore was driving East on I-70 Northwest. Preston was transported to a local hospital by EMS with serious injuries. The Columbia Police Department reports this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 




Weekend Report- January 29-30, 2022

 

Road to Close for Patching Operations on Route J in Montgomery County 

 

Weather permitting, February 8-9, MoDOT crews will be performing patching operations on Route J in Montgomery County. The road will be closed at Whiteside School Road to Short Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. while work is being completed. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times.

 

BOONE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING AFTER INCIDENT MONDAY NIGHT

 

An investigation is underway after the Boone County Sheriff’s deputies found a man stabbed and shot late Monday night.  According to the report, deputies were dispatched to the 5700 block of South Bearfield Road around 11 p.m.  A man was found on the ground next to a vehicle and deputies believe the man had been shot and stabbed. Boone County Joint Communication received a report that a man was yelling and people were possibly rummaging through the caller's vehicle. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 573-875-1111 or Crimestoppers at 573-875-TIPS as the investigation is currently active.  

 




January 27, 2022

 

MAN SOUGHT BY COLUMBIA POLICE ARRESTED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY

 

The man sought by Columbia Police who was wanted on a no bond arrest warrant for several sex related offences is now in custody after being apprehended by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department. A release from the Sheriff’s Department that was posted on social media indicates Randolph County Deputies obtained information indicating the whereabouts of the suspect. That information led deputies to a residence in Higbee, MO where 69 year old Frank George Washburn was located and taken into custody. Columbia Police had indicated in a news release that Washburn has violent tendencies. He was being sought by Columbia Police after a no bond arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an enticement of a child, child molestation, and statutory sodomy investigation. 

 

COLUMBIA MAN INDICTED BY BOONE COUNTY GRAND JURY FOR DEADLY SHOOTING IN NOVEMBER

 

A Boone County grand jury has indicted 36 year old Mark A. Achterberg on felony counts of first-degree murder and armed criminal action from a deadly shooting on November 8th at a home in the 5900 block of North Kent Drive in Columbia. The indictment has been unsealed and Achterberg was arraigned on Monday and will be back in court on February 28th for a hearing.  Investigators accused Achterberg of shooting Justin Stidham who was found at that residence. Stidham reportedly told deputies before he died that Mark shot him. A short time later he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. A neighbor also told deputies that the suspect threatened to shoot the victim for allegedly stealing his truck. Achterberg was extradited back to Boone County in December after being arrested in Iowa and is being held without bond at the Boone County jail.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REPORT

 

This past year was very busy. For the year 2021, the Deputies responded to more than 6,000 calls for service, served nearly 1,000 criminal and/or civil summons, and Jailers booked 1,062 people into the Montgomery County Jail. We are praying for a calmer 2022.

·         On January 14, 2022, Deputies responded to the Jonesburg area for a report of Stolen Property. The victim advised someone broke into their box trailer and stole a generator, two circular saws, a hand held LED light, multiple batteries, and a cordless drill. If you or someone you know has information about this theft, please contact Communication Center and request to speak with a deputy. The number to call is (573) 564-3378.

·         On January 15, 2022, Deputies responded to the Jonesburg area for a reported Disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputies were told the suspect had left the residence. The victim also showed where the suspect damaged several windows and doors before leaving. Deputies later located the suspect and conducted a traffic stop. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges for Property Damage and Driving While Revoked.

·         On January 16, 2022, Deputies responded to the 500 Block of East Booneslick Road in Jonesburg for a report of a vehicle striking a house and leaving the scene of the accident. Deputies advised the tire tracks showed that the vehicle left the roadway, went through the ditch and struck the west side of the home. The victim was not able to give a description of the vehicle. The impact caused moderate structural damage to the house. As of now the investigation continues. If you or someone you know has information about this incident, please contact the Communication Center and request to speak with a deputy. The number to call is (573) 564-3378.

·         On January 20, 2022, a Deputy was involved in an accident while running code to Middletown for a medical emergency. Further information was that the Deputy was coming upon a vehicle that was signaling to turn right. As the Deputy went to pass the vehicle, the driver abruptly turned left into the patrol vehicle. The driver stated he thought he was getting pulled over and felt it would be safer to turn left onto a gravel road and stop. Thankfully nobody was injured in this accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was called to the scene to investigate the accident. Please always remember, if you see emergency lights behind you, pull to the right of the roadway and stop. If the officer is stopping you and feels it would be safer for you to move your vehicle to a different location, they will ask you to do so.

·         Pedestrian Check – Jonesburg

·         Pedestrian Check – I 70

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Medical – Jonesburg

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Stealing – Jonesburg

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Child Custody Dispute – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Attempt to Contact – Jonesburg

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Activity – Jonesburg

·         Attempt to Contact – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Bellflower

·         Disturbance – Jonesburg

·         Public Service Request – Wellsville

·         Disturbance – Jonesburg

·         Domestic – Jonesburg

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Wellsville

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         911 Accidental – I 70

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Jonesburg

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Danville

·         Citizen Assist – Jonesburg

·         Suspicious Activity – New Florence

·         Disturbance – Hermann

·         Domestic – Jonesburg

·         Citizen Assist – Jonesburg

·         Property Damage – Jonesburg

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Medical – Wellsville

·         Suicidal Subject – Jonesburg

·         Break In – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·         Assault – High Hill

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – Truxton

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Jonesburg

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Fire – I 70

·         911 Accidental – Middletown

·         Investigation – Montgomery City

·         Property Damage – Jonesburg

·         Suspicious Person – Montgomery City

·         Arrest – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Truxton

·         Vandalism – Rhineland

·         Suspicious Activity – High Hill

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Domestic – Rhineland

·         Pedestrian Check – Middletown

·         Animal Complaint – New Florence

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery

·         911 Hang Up/Accidental – Jonesburg

·         Medical – Wellsville

·         Stealing – Montgomery

·         Civil Stand by – Montgomery

·         Citizen Assist – Montgomery

·         Medical – Middletown

·         Traffic Accident – Bellflower

·         Violation Ex-parte – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence